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What Happened on May 2, 1497

Historical Events

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

John Cabot's expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across the Atlantic

Explorer John Cabot
John Cabot

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About May 2, 1497

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 523 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus