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Today in History: June 24

Slide 1 of 11: An illustration of John Cabot landing at North America in 1497. The exact location of Cabot's landing place, somewhere on the North Atlantic coast, is a topic of great debate.

1497: First recorded sighting of North America by a European

Explorer John Cabot spots land, the first recorded sighting of North America by a European.

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