On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1497

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

1497 Highlights

About July 8, 1497

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 525 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer