4th December, 1674 Marquette founded the first European settlement
19th November, 1875 was born Hiram Bingham
18th November, 1832 was born Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
14th November, 1963 the island Surtsey was founded
11th November, 1729 was born Louis Antoine comte de Bougainville
9th June, 1534 St. Lawrence River was discovered
On the 9th of June, 1534 French explorer Jacques Cartier discovered the St. Lawrence River. This waterway flows across Canada and the United States.
On the map you can see that the river connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes. Its size is amazing: the length is 1197 kilometers, and the mouth wide extends for 130 kilometers, the basin area is 1,030 million sq.km.
Cartier is known as one of the pioneers of Canada. His name is remembered alongside with such legendary explorers as Champlain and Cabot. In search of the north-western route to Asia and gold, he marked the beginning of the colonization of North America. He led three expeditions to its coast. This man was the first European to map and give detailed description of the St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence.This Day in History 09-06-2013