On This Day

Historical Events in 1488

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Feb 3 Bartolomeu Dias discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros)

Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese Explorer
Bartolomeu Dias
  • Feb 5 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
  • Jun 11 Battle of Sauchieburn, rebellion against the Scottish crown results in death of King James III
  • Dec 15 Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming 1st known European to sail round the Cape of Good Hope