11 сентября 1609 года  был открыт остров Манхэттен

In a persistent search for the passage to China, on the ship of the Dutch East India Company, the English captain Henry Hudson sailed into New York Bay and up the Hudson River, which was later named after him. On the river, he discovered an island, which has retained its Native American name of Manhattan to this day. Although there are indications that the island had been discovered about eighty years before Hudson. But this leaves no room for juggling with facts for astrologists and numerologists who saw the doom and fate in the first day of the second decade of September 2001 when the WTC Twin Towers collapsed in a terror attack on Manhattan. Fortunately for them, there are no papers or maps indicating that New York Bay was discovered in 1524 by the Italian sea explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano.