Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today in History - April 27, 1521 - Magellan Killed in the Philippines

Magellan Killed in the Philippines - April 27, 1521

    Today in the year 1521, Magellan was killed in the Philippines with a poisoned arrow. I will copy and paste the first paragraph of this incident from
  "After traveling three-quarters of the way around the globe, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan is killed during a tribal skirmish on Mactan Island in the Philippines. Earlier in the month, his ships had dropped anchor at the Philippine island of Cebu, and Magellan met with the local chief, who after converting to Christianity persuaded the Europeans to assist him in conquering a rival tribe on the neighboring island of Mactan. In the subsequent fighting, Magellan was hit by a poisoned arrow and left to die by his retreating comrades."
You can read more by going to this web site: Killed in the Philippines

Here are a couple of other blog pages on Ferdinand Magellan:
Ferdinand Magellan Reaches the Pacific
Magellan Circumnavigates the Earth

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