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Newfoundland (island)
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1497
6.24.1497
John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
1534
5.10.1534
1610
7.5.1610
John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
1613
3.27.1613
The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
1929
11.18.1929
1929 Grand Banks earthquake: Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula.
1932
5.20.1932
Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
1982
2.15.1982
The drilling rig ''Ocean Ranger'' sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 rig workers.