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What Happened on January 3, 1543

Famous Deaths

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Portuguese-Spanish conquistador who conquered Central America and later discovered California, dies of gangrene at around 43

1543 Highlights

About January 3, 1543

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 479 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn