On This Day

What Happened in July 1497

Historical Events


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Jul 8 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the 1st European to reach India by sea

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama

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Jul 26 "Edward IV's son" Perkin Warbeck's army lands in Cork

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 22 Francesco Botticini, Italian painter, dies at about 52