Exploration Era


Christopher Columbus Departs On His Second Voyage

Today on September 24, 1493, Christopher Columbus began his Second Voyage to the New World. Columbus led four major voyages to the new world from...

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...

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...

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