1498 in History



March 2 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island
April 7 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy
May 20 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India
May 30 Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America
June 21 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
June 26 Toothbrush invented
July 7 Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
July 20 Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands
July 31 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad
August 1 Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" near Venezuela
August 7 Columbus arrives in Caribbean
August 14 Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
August 17 Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows and office to marry a French princess









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