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What Happened on August 18, 1541

Historical Events

  • A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
1541 Highlights

About August 18, 1541

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 480 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo