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Today on May 20, 1498, Portuguese-explorer Vasco da Gama and his crew arrive at Calicut, India. Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a famous explorer wh
Today on April 27, 1521, Portuguese-explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed during a tribal skirmish on Mactan Island. Magellan's expedition was the first to succ
Today on April 19th 1770, Captain James Cook becomes the first British explorer to spot Australia. Captain James Cook was Britain’s most accomplished and belo