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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1498 AD

March

March 2: Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island

April

April 7: Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy

May

May 20: Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India
May 30: Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

June

June 21: Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
June 26: Toothbrush invented

July

July 7: Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
July 20: Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands
July 31: Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad

August

August 1: Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" near Venezuela
August 7: Columbus arrives in Caribbean
August 14: Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
August 17: Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows and office to marry a French princess
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