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1513-Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León -first sights land in what is now Florida.
1755- Commodore (Royal Navy)|Commodore -William James (naval commander)|William James captures the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
1792-The Coinage Act of 1792|Coinage Act -is passed establishing the United States Mint.
1800- Ludwig van Beethoven -leads the premiere of his Symphony No. 1 (Beethoven)|First Symphony in Vienna.