This Day In History
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
On This Day

1521

Events

March 6, 1521

Ferdinand Magellan arrives at...
Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam. Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is listed as one of 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations. The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly Agaña). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands.
Guam, Magellan, discover

April 23, 1521

King Charles I of...
King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros. The Battle of Villalar was a battle in the Revolt of the Comuneros fought on April 23, 1521 near the town of Villalar in Valladolid province, Spain. The royalist supporters of King Charles I won a crushing victory over the comuneros rebels. Three of the most important rebel leaders were captured, Juan de Padilla, Juan Bravo, and Francisco Maldonado. They were executed the next day, effectively ending armed resistance to Charles I.
battle, Villalar

April 27, 1521

Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is...
Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu. The Battle of Mactan was fought in the Philippines on April 27, 1521. The warriors of Lapu-Lapu, a native chieftain of Mactan Island, defeated Spanish forces under the command of Ferdinand Magellan, who was killed in the battle.
battle, Mactan

Births

Deaths

April 27, 1521
Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer. He was born in Sabrosa, in northern Portugal, and served King Charles I of Spain in search of a westward route to the "Spice Islands" (modern Maluku Islands in Indonesia).
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