Oct 29, 1451
Christopher Columbus was bornChristopher Columbus was born some time before October 31, 1451. He was born in Genoa. This city is now the Republic of Genoa as it is called in present day Italy.
Jan 29, 1469
Vasco da Gama was bornVasco da Gama was born in Sines, Portugal in 1469. Being the son of the town's government, he was educated as a nobleman. He later served in the court of king Joao II.
Jan 1, 1476
Columbus's first VoyageColumbus's first Voyage through the Atlantic ocean almost cost him his life. This voyage took place in 1476. He also participated in several other explorations ot Africa.
Jan 1, 1492
Columbus sailed the ocean blueColumbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Columbus left Spain abord the Maria, with the Pinta and the Nina along side. He sailed across the Atlantic ocean and came accross what he thouht was Asia which was actualy the Bahomas just south of modern day Florida, USA. He retuned to what he thought was Asia several times before he died.
Oct 12, 1492
San Salvadorfun fact ;
On his famouse 1492 voyage, Columbus promised a reward of golld to whoever saw land first. A sailor named Rodrigo de Triana was the first to see land on October 12, 1492: a small island in the present day Bahamas. Columbus named this island san salvador.
Jul 1, 1497
Vasco da Gamma's voyageVasco da Gamma sailed from Lisbon, Portugal. He rounded the cape of good hope and anchored at Malindi on the east coast of Africa.
May 1, 1498
Vasco da Gama's TradeIn May of 1498, Vasco da Gama arrived off the port of Calicut. There he took on cargo of spices. After returning to Portugal, da Gama made a profit of several thousand percent. This soon became a common trade route.
Jan 1, 1520
The Gold CoastPortugal took lead in European explration. In 1520, portugese fleets began probing south-ward. They discovered a new ssorce for gold that became known to Europeans as the Gold Coast.
Columbus diesChristopher Columbus Died on May 20, 1506 at the age of 54. He died in Valladolid, Crown of Castile, in modern Day Spain. Christopher Columbus died still believing that his discovery of America was only a route to Asia.