Magellan Arrived in Philippines March 16, 1519

March 16, 1519 is the day the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the Philippines.

Magellan was the first European to land in the Philippines.

He left Seville, Spain, and reached the Pacific Ocean through the Strait of Magellan at the southern tip of South America.

He died in the Philippines in 1519, but the rest of the members completed the world’s first round of the world in 1522.

There are many things in the world with the name “Magellan”.

The Magellan Strait, the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Small Magellanic Cloud, the Magellanic Penguin, and the Magellan spacecraft are all named after him.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Magellan was first to sail around the world, right? Think again.

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