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Historical Events

  • May 6 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.

Famous Deaths


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May 21 Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi River

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto