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Exploration Era

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Vasco da Gama Reaches The Shores Near Calicut India

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...
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Ferdinand Magellan Dies During A Skirmish On Mactan Island

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 successfully circumnavigate...

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