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14991543, Jan 3
a Portuguese navigator and explorer, known for exploring the West Coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire. Cabrillo was the first European explorer to navigate the coast of present-day California in the United States.
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06/27/1542-Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in command of the Cabrillo sets out from Navidad, Mexico, with three ships to explore the California coast
09/28/1542-Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
10/07/1542-Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off California coast
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