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aug 6, 1020 - Leif Ericson

Description:

Country of origin- Iceland

Country/person that financed voyage- King Olaf Tryggvason

Motivation- Debatable: Possibly blown off
course or sailed there intentionally after hearing about it by other sailors/explorers

Where did he go- North America 1020

Accomplishments- Discovered North America

Interesting Fact- We celebrate Leif Ericson day on October 9th

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Date:

aug 6, 1020
Now
~ 998 years ago
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