The East Side Of The Pacific Was Spotted, For The First Time, By An European, This Day 504-Years Ago.
There is a MISCONCEPTION as to this September 25th anniversary when it comes to the Pacific.
Even with that Spaniard, Vasco Núñez de Balboa was NOT the first European to see the Pacific — on September 25, 1513! He was the first to see the EASTERN side of the Pacific.
Two Portuguese explorers had ventured into the Western part of the Pacific in 1512. That part gets ‘lost in the translation’ because it does not involve the Americas.
Kind of funny, all round.
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