Today in History: San Diego, California

Portion of business section and harbor, San Diego, California

Today in History–September 28–the Library of Congress features San Diego, California. On this date in 1542 Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay under the Spanish flag. Learn about the evolution of this southern California city by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures.

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay

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