On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1521

Historical Events

Historic Event

Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus, Philippines

  • 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
1521 Highlights

About March 31, 1521

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 500 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries