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What Happened on March 5, 1496

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Explorer John Cabot
Explorer
John Cabot

1496 Highlights

About March 5, 1496

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 524 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces