According to anchorman Ron Burgundy, San Diego was discovered by the Germans in 1904... and they named it San Diago
, which, of course, in German means a whale's vagina.
NEWSFLASH: That story is completely false. Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered America's Finest City in 1542, and Europeans settled 200 years later. The native Kumeyaay people lived in the area for nearly 12,000 years. And for the record, San Diego is named after the feast day of San Diego de Alcala on November 12 by explorer Sebastian Vizcaino, who followed up on Cabrillo's discovery and declared the land for Spain. San Diego is also the name of the ship Vizcaino sailed on his voyage.
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