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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 6: August 28, 1565

Hello once again people who read this blog!
If you already know what's going on for the past 5 posts, then you have no need to read this bit. But for those of you who don't, for History class I am writing down a (somewhat) detailed United States timeline. You can find the full timeline on
Well, now that that's out of the way. Today we're going to be talking about the discovery of one of my favorite cities!

August 28, 1565: Spanish Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded St. Augustine.
Pedro was a Spanish Admiral and explorer, and it would appear he greatly enjoyed what he did. With the discovery of Florida, or at the time "La Florida", Pedro decided he wanted to get in on a bit of the action. So when he went to La Florida, he established and founded St. Augustine, and made himself governor. St. Augustine was the first successful settlement in La Florida actually, and it would remain one of its most important and popular cities for another three hundred years.

After this, Pedro did a number of other stuff. He served in the military more, explored some more, and even became the governor of Cuba not long before death. Sounds like a good life to me.

Well, that's all I have for today. Tune in tomorrow for section 7, when we jump ahead another 5 years.

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