On This Day

Historical Events in 1496

Historic Event

Jan 3 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine

  • Feb 24 England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders

Historic Event

Mar 5 English King Henry VII grants John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands

  • Mar 9 Jews are expelled from Carintha, Austria
  • Mar 12 Jews are expelled from Syria
  • Dec 5 Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I