Thursday, July 30, 2009
July 30: The First English Colony in North America (Vol. 33, pp. 263-273)
On this day in 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert landed on Newfoundland, near what is today the city of St. John's. Even in July, Newfoundland is not exactly the most hospitable of spots, as he tells the story in "Voyage to Newfoundland."