Historical Events for Year 1502
Events 1 - 14 of 14
Jan 1st - Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
Jan 20th - The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.
Feb 12th - Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism
Feb 12th - Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.
Feb 25th - Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine
Mar 11th - Ismail I crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524), founder of the Safavid dynasty
May 9th - Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World
May 11th - Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"
May 21st - Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena
Jun 19th - Emperor Maximilian I & England sign treaty of Antwerp
Sep 18th - Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage
Oct 16th - Storm ravages Friese coast
Oct 30th - Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut, India for the second time.
Dec 31st - Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino