Tag: Roanoke Island

Today is Virginia Dare Day

Virginia Dare was the first English child born in the New World on August 18, 1587.

This day in history: July 22, 1587

On this day in 1587, a second group of English settlers arrived at Roanoke Island in what is now North Carolina. They came to re-establish the deserted colony. The first attempt at a settlement had been led by Ralph Lane in 1585. Leading the second attempt was John White, the father of colonist Eleanor Dare …

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