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Mar 2 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • Apr 7 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy
  • May 20 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India becoming the first European to reach India by sea

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May 30 Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Jun 21 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
  • Jun 26 Toothbrush invented in China using boar bristles
  • Jul 7 Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
  • Jul 20 Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands
  • Jul 31 Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Trinidad on his third voyage
  • Aug 1 Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)
  • Aug 14 Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in what is now Venezuela

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Aug 26 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
Michelangelo