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John, his family, and friends. For example, John is 13 years old when Ponce de Leon of Spain lands in Florida. Later, his exploration is associated with the quest for a magic fountain of youth
||Leonardo da Vinci begins compiling notebooks on mechanics, astronomy, and his inventions
||Copernicus forms the hypothesis that the planets revolve around the sun
||Ponce de Leon of Spain lands in Florida. Later, his exploration is associated with the quest for a magic fountain of youth
||Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto explores southeastern states searching for gold and discovers the Mississippi River.
||Ferdinand Magellan returns from his voyage that began in 1519 and becomes the first person to sail around the world.