Hernando Cortes Meets Moctezuma For The First Time

Today on November 8, 1519, Spanish-conquistador Hernando Cortes meets with the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma for the first time. Moctezuma II, known as Moctezuma the Young,...

The Magellan Expedition Returns To Spain Without Its Captain

Today on September 6, 1522, the Magellan Expedition finally returns to Spain but without its captain. Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who began his...

The Red Dragon Departs On Voyage To The Far East

Today on February 13, 1601, the East India Company’s flagship vessel, the Red Dragon alongside four other ships, depart England for the Far East. The...

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