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What Happened on December 31, 1491

Famous Birthdays

Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, born in St. Malo, Brittany (d. 1557)

1491 Highlights

About December 31, 1491

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 530 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn