On This Day

What Happened in July 1497

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Vasco da Gama
  • Jul 26 "Edward IV's son" Perkin Warbeck's army lands in Cork

Famous Deaths

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