On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1497

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

1497 Highlights

About December 16, 1497

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 524 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius