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The "Cabrillo National Monument" commemorates the landing of "Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo" at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. This event marked the first time that a European expedition had set foot on what later became the west coast of the United States. This monument was dedicated on October 14, 1913. The National Monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. A heroic statue of Cabrillo looks out over the bay. The statue was executed by sculptor Alvaro de Bree for the Portuguese Government in 1939, who then donated it to the United States. The sandstone monument is 14 feet (4 m) tall and weighs 7 tons (6 tonnes). The adjacent museum screens a film about Cabrillo's voyage and has exhibits about the expedition.

San Diego Korfezi`nde Cabrillo Ulusal Aniti. "Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo" 28 Eylul 1542` de Kaliforniya`ya ayak basti.

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