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1681, Aug1699-17411741, Dec 19
a Danish born explorer in Russian service, and an officer in the Russian Navy. He is known for his two explorations of the north-eastern coast of the Asian continent and from there the western coast on the North American continent. The Bering Strait, the Bering Sea, Bering Island, the Bering Glacier and the Bering Land Bridge have since all been (posthumously) named in his honour. Explored northern Pacific Ocean.
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06/15/1741-Captain Vitus Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America
07/16/1741-Captain Vitus Bering discovers Mount St. Elias, Alaska
08/20/1741-Alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering 
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