On This Day

What Happened in March 1521

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Mar 6 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam

  • Mar 31 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus, Philippines
  • Mar 31 The first Mass in the Philippines is generally believed to have been held on the Island of Limasawa, but may also have taken place on Masao in Butuan

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 21 Maurice, Duke and later Elector of Saxony (1547-53), (d. 1553)