On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1496

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

1496 Highlights

About March 5, 1496

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 525 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces