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June 11, 1559 Tristane de Luna (Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano) sets sail from Vera Cruz to La Florida with orders to establish a gulf port and an overland route to Santa Elana.
  Tristan de Luna
July 17, 1559 Spanish explorer Tristan deLuna arrives on the coast of Florida near Appalachicola Bay.
  Tristan de Luna
August 14, 1559 Tristane de Luna's expedition lands at present-day Pensacola Bay and establishes the city of Santa Maria de Filipinos
  Tristan de Luna
September 19, 1559 Tristane de Luna's expedition is struck by a terrible storm, destroying much of his fleet. The storm was so fierce that a caravel ended up in an inland grove.
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