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1497Nicolaus Copernicus' 1st recorded astronomical observation

1497 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 6
Jews are expelled from Graz in Styria, Austria 
Feb 25
Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France 
Mar 9
Nicolaus Copernicus' 1st recorded astronomical observation 
May 2
John Cabot's expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across the Atlantic 
May 10
Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for 1st voyage to the New World 
May 13
Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola 
Jun 17
Battle of Deptford Bridge - forces under King Henry VII soundly defeat Cornish rebels led by Michael An Gof. 
Jun 22
Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath 
Jun 24
John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia) 
Jun 24
Cornish traitors Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London. 
Jul 8
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs for on his first voyage - becomes first European to reach India by sea 
Jul 26
"Edward IV's son" Perkin Warbeck's army lands in Cork 
Aug 6
Italian explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from North America (Newfoundland) - first European to do so since the Vikings 
Aug 10
John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia" 
Sep 7
Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV 
Nov 18
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope 
Nov 22
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India 
Dec 16
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama sailing along African East Coast names it Natal, first European to sail so far 
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