On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1497

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama is 1st European to sail along Africa's East Coast, names it Natal

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama

1497 Highlights

About December 16, 1497

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 523 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius