Landing of the First Filipinos

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The first Asians landed in Morro Bay, California, 33 years before the pilgrims arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. On October 18th, 1587, the Spanish sailor Pedro De Unamuno and his crew of Spaniard and Filipino deckhands sailed across the Pacific Ocean and arrived at Morro Bay, located along the central coast of California. The landing party claimed the area for Spain, but after an attack by indigenous Indians and the deaths of two crew members, further exploration was stopped.

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