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What Happened on May 20, 1498

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India becoming the first European to reach India by sea

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama

1498 Highlights

About May 20, 1498

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 522 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus