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What Happened on July 8, 1497

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

1497 Highlights

About July 8, 1497

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 523 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer