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1643,Nov 221687, Mar 19
a French explorer. He explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle claimed the entire Mississippi River basin for France.
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07/06/1669-Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River 
08/03/1678-Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, builds first ship in America, Le Griffon 
04/09/1682-Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France 
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