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What Happened on December 15, 1488

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming 1st known European to sail round the Cape of Good Hope

Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese Explorer
Bartolomeu Dias

1488 Highlights

About December 15, 1488

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 532 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius