On This Day

What Happened in September 1522

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Sep 6 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.

  • Sep 8 Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 11 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1605)