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Famous Explorers and the Places They Explored

Choose the modern-day countries or regions the explorer was in on the given date.
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Last updated: January 10, 2020
First submittedSeptember 20, 2018
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Date
Country or Region
Erik the Red
982
Denmark (Greenland)
Leif Erikson
1001
Canada
Marco Polo
1266
China (Beijing)
Christopher Columbus
12 October 1492
The Bahamas
John Cabot
1497
Canada
Vasco da Gama
20 May 1498
India
Amerigo Vespucci
1502
Brazil
Juan Ponce de León
1513
United States (Florida)
Vasco Núñez de Balboa
1513
Panama, Pacific Ocean
Hernán Cortés
March 1519
Mexico
Ferdinand Magellan
13 February 1521
Philippines
Francisco Pizarro
May 1532
Peru
Jacques Cartier
2 October 1535
Canada (St. Lawrence River, Montreal)
Hernando de Soto
1541
United States (Mississippi River)
Francis Drake
17 June 1579
United States (California)
Walter Raleigh
1595
Guyana, Venezuela (Orinoco River)
Samuel de Champlain
3 July 1608
Canada (Quebec City)
Henry Hudson
2 August 1610
Canada (Hudson Bay)
Abel Tasman
13 December 1642
New Zealand
James Cook
19 April 1770
Australia
George Vancouver
29 April 1792
United States (Oregon)
Lewis and Clark
November 1805
United States (Oregon), Pacific Ocean
Stanley and Livingstone
10 November 1871
Tanzania (Lake Tanganyika)
Ernest Shackleton
9 January 1909
Antarctica
Roald Amundsen
14 December 1911
Antarctica (South Pole)
Richard E. Byrd
1928
Antarctica
Edmund Hillary
29 May 1953
Nepal (Mount Everest)
Yuri Gagarin
12 April 1961
Earth orbit, outer space
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level 69
Oct 9, 2018
Entertaining quiz. Thank you. Raleigh question particularly tricky.
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level 57
Jan 10, 2020
Great quiz for making us think. However, please change the answer or the date for George Vancouver. In 1792 he was near Vancouver Island (obviously named for him), not Oregon. Thanks.
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level 78
Jan 10, 2020
"In April 1792 he encountered American Captain Robert Gray off the coast of Oregon just prior to Gray's sailing up the Columbia River. Vancouver entered the Strait of Juan de Fuca, between Vancouver Island and the Washington state mainland on 29 April 1792." I suppose both should be accepted!