On This Day

June 3, 1540 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Hernando de Soto's Expedition lands in Florida

Hernando de Soto crosses the Appalachian Mountains, 1st European to do so

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Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto lands on the coast of Florida, somewhere between present-day Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor
Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto lands on the coast of Florida, somewhere between present-day Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor
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Birthdays in History

  • Charles II Archduke of Austria, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1590)