On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1542

Famous Deaths

Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto, Spanish conquistador and 1st European to discover the Mississippi River, dies while searching for gold, near the Mississippi River at about 46

1542 Highlights

About May 21, 1542

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 480 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini