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May 20, 1498 Italian explorer John Cabot leaves Dursey Head (Ireland) and makes a 2nd trip to explore North America. It is possible that while on the trip Cabot explored the coast of Georgia
  John Cabot's 2nd Voyage
July 25, 1498 In a letter written by Pedro de Ayala, sent to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, he protested that the "new-found-land" of Henry VII had been discovered by "Genoese like Columbus" and was within the realm of the Spanish monarchy. Apparently, John Cabot had sailed far enough south by this time for Ayala, then in the Carribean, to know where he was.
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