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1502Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

1502Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"

1502 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro 
Jan 20
The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored. 
Feb 12
Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism 
Feb 12
Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India. 
Feb 25
Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine 
Mar 11
Ismail I crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524), founder of the Safavid dynasty 
May 9
Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World 
May 11
Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies" 
May 21
Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena 
Jun 19
Emperor Maximilian I & England sign treaty of Antwerp 
Sep 18
Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage 
Oct 16
Storm ravages Friese coast 
Oct 30
Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut for the second time. 
Dec 31
Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino 
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