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June 3, 1539

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1539 Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain by landing near Tampa Bay, finding a convenient palm tree, peeing on the trunk and yelling dibs. It was a good time to be an explorer. … Continue reading

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