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René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle ( November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining. Events 1700-1899 1718 - Off the coast of Virginia, English pirate Edward Teach (best known as Blackbeard) is killed in battle when a British boarding party cornered and... November 22, Events January 21 - Abel Tasman discovers Tonga May 14 - Four year-old France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII. May 19 - Battle of Rocroi: French victory over the Spanish at Rocroi, France. July 13 - English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down - In England, Lord Henry Wilmot, Earl of... 1643 - March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). There are 287 days remaining. Events up to 19th century 1279 - Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. 1687 - The men under explorer Robert Cavelier de La... March 19, Events March 19 - The men under explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle murder him while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River. July 5 - Isaac Newtons Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica is published. December 31 - The first France to the Cape of Good Hope. King James II of England... 1687) was a The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... French cleric and See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Charles Albanel (1616-1696), Canada... explorer. He explored the The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. They are the largest group of fresh water lakes on the earth, and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system is the largest fresh-water system in the... Great Lakes region of the The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii... United States and Canada is an independent sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. Bordering the United States, its territorial claims extend north into the Arctic Ocean as far as the North Pole. Canada is a federation of ten provinces... Canada, the Length 6,270 km Elevation of the source 450 m Average discharge 16,200 m³/s Area watershed 2,980,000 km² Origin Lake Itasca Mouth Gulf of Mexico Basin countries United States (98.5%) Canada (1.5%) This page is about the river in the United States; for other... Mississippi River, and the The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. The gulfs eastern, north, and northwestern shores lie within the United States of America (specifically, the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas); its southwestern and southern shores lie within Mexico... Gulf of Mexico, and claimed the entire Mississippi basin for France.

La Salle was born in Location within France Rouen (pronounced in French, sometimes also ) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northern France, and presently the capital of the Upper Normandy région. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, Rouen was the seat of the Exchequer of... Rouen and was briefly a member of the The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. It was founded in 1534 by a group of University of Paris graduate students led by Iñigo Lopez de Loyola (Ignatius of Loyola). Foundation On August 15, 1534, Ignatius and six... Jesuit religious order, taking his vows in 1660. On March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). There are 279 days remaining. Events 1300-1899 1306 - Robert I of Scotland and Elizabeth de Burgh are crowned king and Queen of the Scots. 1513 - (not 1512 as often cited) - Explorer Juan... 27 March Events January 20 - Poland cedes Kyiv, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo that put a final end to the Deluge, and Poland lost its status as a Central European power. April 27 - The blind, impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10... 1667, he was released from the Jesuit order after citing "moral weaknesses" in his request. La Salle travelled to America, arriving in 1667 in New France (French: la Nouvelle-France) describes the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the cession of New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. At its peak in... New France, where his brother Jean, a Sulpician priest, had moved the year before. He received land on the western end on the Isle of Montreal which became known as "La Chine", in recognition of La Salle's desire to find a route to China. He led his first expedition in 1669, the results of which are unclear. He may have reached the Ohio River, but not the Mississippi, which Louis Joliet, also known Louis Jolliet (September 21, 1645 - May 1700), was a Canadian explorer born in Quebec who is important for his discoveries in North America. Jolliet, along with Jacques Marquette were the first white men to map the Mississippi River. (See French colonization of the Americas). He was... Louis Joliet discovered in 1672. His group consisted of five canoes and fifteen men. Father Dollier de Casson travelled with him with seven men in another three canoes.

In 1674, he established Fort Frontenac was the historic nucleus of the modern city of Kingston, Ontario. Located near the head of the Saint Lawrence River, it was the major Canadian colonial fort at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. First France and then Great Britain controlled the fort, which figured in the American... Fort Frontenac (now Kingston, Ontario, with a population of approximately 142,819 people, is located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin. Kingston is nicknamed the Limestone City because of the many historical buildings made from the local material... Kingston, Ontario) on Lake Ontario seen from near Wolcott, New York Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. The name of the lake is an Iroquois word meaning... Lake Ontario as part of a The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. European traders and trappers explored the continent where they established relationships with local Native American communities in order to obtain the best pelts. Beaver was especially prized. For the majority of the fur trade era... fur trade venture. The fort was named for La Salle's patron, Categories: People stubs | 1622 births | 1698 deaths | Canadian historical figures | Michigan history ... Louis de Baude Frontenac, governor of New France. La Salle travelled to France that year to establish his claim and to procure royal support. With Frontenac's influence, he received not only a fur trade concession, with permission to establish frontier forts, but also a title of nobility. He returned with Henri de Tonti (1649-1704) was an Italian-born soldier, explorer, and fur trader in the service of France. Henri de Tonti was probably born near Gaeta, Italy in either 1649 or 1650. He was the son of Lorenzo de Tonti who was a financier and former governor of Gaeta... Henri de Tonti, who would join his explorations.

On August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. There are 94 days in North Hemisphere summer, South Hemisphere winter. The Northern Hemisphere is considered to be halfway through the summer on August 7. Events 1600-1899 1679... 7 August Events August 10 – Peace of Nijmegen ends war between France and Netherlands September 6 - Titus Oates begins to present allegations of the Popish Plot, a Catholic conspiracy to assassinate king Charles II of England October 17 - British politician Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey is found murdered in Greenberry Hill, London... 1678, La Salle set sail on Built by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Le Griffon is considered to have been the first actual ship on the Upper Great Lakes. The ship was launched in the Niagara River as a forty-five ton bark with five guns. On its maiden voyage in 1679 it was... Le Griffon, which he and Tonti had constructed at Fort Conti, near The Horseshoe Falls, one of the three Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is a group of massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River in eastern North America, on the border between the United States and Canada. The Falls comprise three separate waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls (sometimes called Canadian Falls), American Falls, and... Niagara Falls. Becoming the first to navigate the Great Lakes, they sailed up Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, the worlds largest such lakes. Lake Erie itself is the worlds 13th largest natural lake, if the Caspian and Aral Seas are... Lake Erie to The Great Lakes from space; Lake Huron is the third from the left. Lake Huron is one of the five Great Lakes of eastern North America, and separates Michigan from Ontario. Georgian Bay, the easternmost part of Lake Huron, is entirely within Canada. Lake Huron is separated from Lake Michigan... Lake Huron and then down Sunset on Lake Michigan A different sunset on the lake. Lake Michigan is one of the five North American Great Lakes. It is bounded, in clockwise order from the south, by the US states of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan, which is named for it. Lake Michigan is the only... Lake Michigan. On November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi ( Austria in Old High... November 1, he built a fort at the mouth of the The St. Joseph River (locally known as the St. Joe) is a river, approximately 210 mi (338 km) long, in southern Michigan and northwestern Indiana in the United States. It drains a primarily rural farming area in the watershed of Lake Michigan. It was enormously important in the days of... St. Joseph River in present day State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41.3%) Population ( 2000)  - Population 9... Michigan, and waited for a party led by Tonti, who had crossed the peninsula on foot. Tonti arrived on November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 41 days remaining. Events 1200-1899 1272 - Following Henry III of Englands death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England. 1407 - A solemn truce between John... November 20, and on December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining. Events 1818 - Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state 1828 - U.S. presidential election, 1828: Challenger Andrew Jackson beats incumbent John Quincy Adams and is elected President... December 3 the entire party set off up the St. Joseph, which they followed until they reached a portage to the The Kankakee River is a tributary of the Illinois River, approximately 90 mi (144 km) long, in northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois in the United States. At one time the river drained one of the largest wetlands in North America and furnished a significant portage between the Great Lakes and... Kankakee River. They followed the Kankakee to the This article is about the river in the U.S. state of Illinois. For other rivers with this name see Illinois River (disambiguation) The Illinois River, as seen from Starved Rock The Illinois River is a principal tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 273 miles (439 km) long, in the... Illinois River, where they established Fort Crèvecoeur near present-day Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria County6, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 112,936. The city of Peoria is home to Bradley University and the world headquarters for Caterpillar Inc. It features a... Peoria, Illinois. LaSalle then set off on foot for Fort Frontenac for supplies. While he was gone, Louis Hennepin, baptized Antoine, (12 May 1626 Ath, province of Hainaut, Belgium - 1705?) was a Catholic priest and missionary of the Franciscan Recollect order (French: Récollet) and a French explorer of the interior of North America. At the request of Louis XIV of France the Récollets sent four... Louis Hennepin followed the Illinois River to its junction with the Mississippi, but was captured by a Alternative meaning: Lakota, Côte dIvoire is a département of Côte dIvoire. The Lakota (friends or allies, sometimes also spelled Lakhota, and pronounced Lakxóta by the Lakota people) are a Native American tribe, also known as the Sioux (see Names). The Lakota are part of... Sioux war party and carried off to State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8.4%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,919,479 (21st)  - Density... Minnesota. The soldiers at the fort mutineed, destroyed the fort, and exiled Tonti, whom La Salle had left in charge. La Salle captured the mutineers on Lake Ontario seen from near Wolcott, New York Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. The name of the lake is an Iroquois word meaning... Lake Ontario and eventually rendezvoued with Tonti at Mackinaw or related spellings is the name of several different places and things, mostly related to the area where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. Mackinac is a Native American word which is generally pronounced as Mac in aw. Straits of Mackinac connects the lakes and separates the Upper and Lower... Mackinaw.

La Salle then reassembled his party for the expedition for which he is most remembered. Leaving Fort Crevecoeur with twenty-three Frenchmen and eighteen Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. This term comprises a large number of distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of them... Native Americans, he canoed down the Length 6,270 km Elevation of the source 450 m Average discharge 16,200 m³/s Area watershed 2,980,000 km² Origin Lake Itasca Mouth Gulf of Mexico Basin countries United States (98.5%) Canada (1.5%) This page is about the river in the United States; for other... Mississippi River in Events March 11 – Chelsea hospital for soldiers is founded in England May 6 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. First black slaves arrive in Germany Halleys comet makes an appearance, and is observed by Edmond Halley himself In Russia, half-brothers Ivan V and Peter... 1682, naming the Mississippi basin Louisiana is a southern state of the United States of America. It uses the U.S. postal abbreviation LA. The state is bordered to the west by the state of Texas, to the north by Arkansas, to the east by the state of Mississippi, and to the south by the... Louisiana in honour of Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. He was a minor when he inherited the Crown; he did not... Louis XIV. At present-day City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763.4 km² (294.8 mi²) 40.0 km² (15.4 mi²) 5.24% Population  - Total (2000)  - Density 650,100 898.6/km^2... Memphis, Tennessee he built a small fort, Fort Prud'homme. On April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). There are 266 days remaining. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans). 1241 - Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeats the Polish and German armies... April 9, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, near present-day Venice, Louisiana is a town in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It is 75 miles south of New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi River at 29°1637N 89°2117W. It is the last community down the Mississippi accessible by automobile. This has earned the town... Venice, Louisiana, La Salle buried an engraved plate and a cross, claiming the territory for France. In 1683, on his return voyage, he established Fort Saint Louis, at Starved Rock State Park is an Illinois state park located in Utica, Illinois, in rural La Salle County, Illinois, about 75 miles (120 km) west-southwest of downtown Chicago. The park is over 2500 acres (10 km²)in size and includes 13 miles (21 km) of hiking trails, numerous waterfalls... Starved Rock on the Illinois River, to replace Fort Crevecoeur. Tonti was to command the fort while La Salle travelled again to France for supplies.

La Salle returned with a large expedition designed to establish a In various forms, France had colonial possessions since the beginning of the 17th century until the 1960s. Currently, the only remnants of what was once a large empire are four overseas départements — the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, Réunion in the Indian Ocean, and the small... French colony on the The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. The gulfs eastern, north, and northwestern shores lie within the United States of America (specifically, the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas); its southwestern and southern shores lie within Mexico... Gulf of Mexico, at the mouth of the Mississippi River. They left France in Events France under Louis XIV makes Truce of Ratisbon separately with the Empire and Spain. Pope Innocent XI forms a Holy League with the Habsburg Empire, Venice and Poland to liberate Europe from the Ottoman Turkish rule. Japanese Chief Minister Hotta Masatoshi is assassinated, leaving Shogun Sunayoshi without any adequate... 1684 with 4 ships and 300 colonists. The expedition was plagued by pirates, hostile Indians, and poor navigation. One ship was lost to pirates in the West Indies, a second sank in the inlets of Matagorda Bay is a large bay on the Texas coast, located between Calhoun and Matagorda counties. The Colorado River empties into the bay on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. The bay is separated from the gulf by Matagorda Peninsula. The city of Port OConnor is located on... Matagorda Bay, where a third ran aground. They set up Fort Saint Louis, near Victoria is a city located in Victoria County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,603. It is the county seat of Victoria County6. Geography Victoria is located at 28°491 North, 96°5936 West (28.816866, -96.993462)1. According... Victoria, Texas. La Salle led a group eastward on foot on three occasions to try to locate the Mississippi. During the last such search his remaining 36 followers mutinied, and he was murdered near Navasota is a city located in Grimes County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,789. Geography Navasota is located at 30°2317 North, 96°59 West (30.388005, -96.085951)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city... Navasota, Texas. The colony lasted only until Events A high-powered conspiracy of notables, the Immortal Seven, invite William and Mary to depose James II of England. November 5 - Glorious Revolution begins: William of Orange lands at Brixham but James II of England was prevented from meeting him in battle because many of his officers and men... 1688, when Karankawa Indians massacred the 20 remaining adults and took 5 children as captives. Tonti sent out search missions in 1689 when he learned of the expedition's fate, but failed to reach their fort and found no survivors.

LaSalle's primary ship, Belle, was discovered in the muck of Matagorda Bay in 1995 and is the site of an archeological dig. [1] (http://www.thc.state.tx.us/belle/) [2] (http://www.caller2.com/newsarch/lasalle1.htm)

The 1936 LaSalle 5019 - see additional photos below For other uses of the name, see the LaSalle/La Salle disambiguation page. LaSalle was a brand name of automobile made by General Motors from 1927 through 1940. It functioned as the Cadillacs companion car—smaller, less-expensive, but still upmarket... LaSalle A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. An automobile is a wheeled vehicle that carries its own engine. Different types of automobile include cars, buses, vans and trucks, with cars being the most popular by far. Older terms include horseless carriage and motor car, with motor... automobile brand and many places were named in his honor (see Places named La Salle or LaSalle Canada LaSalle, Ontario LaSalle, Quebec, borough of Montreal LaSalle—Émard federal electoral district, Quebec France La Salle, Saône-et-Loire, a commune in the Saône-et-Loire département La Salle, Vosges, a commune in the Vosges département La Salle... La Salle for a list of places, most of which were named after him).

See also: The French established colonies across the New World in the 17th century. They were developed to export sugar and furs among other products. Explorers and settlers from France settled in what is now Canada, the Mississippi Valley and along the Gulf coast in what is now Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana... French colonization of the Americas.

External link

  • Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34231)
  • René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle: North American Explorer (http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/l/lasalle.shtml)
  • Life of La Salle (http://www.civilization.ca/vmnf/explor/lasal_e2.html)

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