On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1541

Historical Events

  • Estev√£o da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christov√£o da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire
1541 Highlights

About July 9, 1541

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 478 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer