Ferdinand Magellan Dies During A Skirmish On Mactan Island

Today on April 27, 1521, Portuguese-explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed during a skirmish with an indigenous tribe on Mactan Island. The expedition led by Ferdinand...

Captain James Cook Killed Trying To Escape From Hawaii

Today on February 14, 1779, Captain Cook was killed by a group of indigenous Hawaiians while trying to flee with their king. As one of...

British Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson Receives A State Funeral

Today on January 9, 1806, one of Britain’s most decorated heroes, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, was buried at St Paul’s Cathedral after receiving a state funeral....

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