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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • Feb 24 England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 English King Henry VII hands John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands

Explorer John Cabot
Explorer
John Cabot
  • Mar 9 Jews are expelled from Carintha, Austria
  • Mar 12 Jews are expelled from Syria
  • Dec 5 Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I