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||Copernicus forms the hypothesis that the planets revolve around the sun
||Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto explores southeastern states searching for gold and discovers the Mississippi River.
||Sir Walter Raleigh sends several ships to establish the New World's first English colony. They name the surrounding area Virginia. This colony fails and survivors return to England two years later. He makes two more attempts at Roanoke Island, North Carolina and Virginia. Virginia Dare becomes the first child to be born at the second colony. Eventually all colonists die and these colonies fail.