Memory of the day: Italian sailor Amerigo Vespucci discovers America in 1497

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Mon, 10 May 2021 - 01:25 GMT

FILE - Italian sailor Amerigo Vespucci

FILE - Italian sailor Amerigo Vespucci

CAIRO – 10 May 2021: On May 10, many important events took place.

 

 

Important world events:

 

1497 - The Italian sailor, Amerigo Vespucci, goes out on top of a group of ships on a voyage in search of a new way to the Far East and Asia other than the way that was known around Africa. 

 

 

When he collided with land, he imagined that he had already arrived in India, except that he had discovered a new land that no European had ever set foot before, which is South America. Therefore, the Europeans called it America.

 

 

1529 - Suleiman the Magnificent begins a campaign for the Siege of Vienna in the heart of Europe.

 

 

1774 - Louis XVI ascends the throne of France.

 

 

1862 - Emperor Alexander II of Russia approves a plan to resettle Circassians in the Ottoman Empire.

 

 

1877 - Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi publishes "Al-Shahba" newspaper in Aleppo. It was the first Arabic-language newspaper to be published in Syria.

 

 

1940 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister in the United Kingdom.

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