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1471

May 26

on Friday

I bought some of the first sugar that came here from Madeira; which island had been subdued a few years before by the King of Portugal, and sugar had begun to be grown there; and I had some of the first.

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The moon was in the first quarter that night.
Sunrise in Madeira was at 5:52 AM and sunset was at 5:59 PM.

1499

September 18

on Monday

28 years, 4 months, 2 days later

Vasco da Gama arrives at Lisbon, returning from India, and is received by King Manuel of Portugal.

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The moon was a full moon that night.
Sunrise in Lisbon was at 5:50 AM and sunset was at 5:57 PM.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1499

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