On This Day

What Happened in July 1497

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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