1475 – He was born this year in Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain. He was an illegitimate son of Gonzalo Pizarro (senior) who as colonel of infantry served in the Italian campaigns under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, and in Navarre, with some distinction. His mother was Francisca González Mateos, a woman of slender means from Trujillo. ..
1485 – Pedro de Alvarado was bornin Badajoz, Spain. 1510 – He went to Hispaniola. 1511 – He joined the expedition to Cuba and received a grant of land. 1518 – He held a command in the Juan de Grijalva expedition sent from Cuba against Yucatan. 1519 – He accompanied Hernan Cortes as Chief Lieutenant ..
1738 – Born in Litchfield, Connecticut on January 21st. He was a hero of the American Revolution, leader of the Green Mountain Boys, and promoter of the independence and statehood of Vermont. 1953-1963 – He settled in Vermont after fighting in the French and Indian War. 1770 – He emerged as the military leader of ..