What Happened on January 1, 1502

Historical Events

  • Portuguese expedition under Pedro Álvares Cabral are first Europeans to discover Bay of Guanabara naming it Rio de Janeiro after mistaking it for a river entrance
1502 Highlights

About January 1, 1502

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 521 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn