Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Politics and Society > Domestic Politics and International Relations
Date > 1400
Sailing west from Bristol in the south west of England in May 1497, Cabot sighted land on 24 June. This was probably Newfoundland but also possibly Cape Breton Island. Cabot took possession of his discovery for England, which gave that country its first claim of trans-Atlantic territory.
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