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1452

Portuguese navigator Diogo de Teive discovers the islands of Corvo and Flores in the Azores.

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1471

May 26

on Friday

19 years, 5 months later

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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1501

1 year, 3 months, 15 days later

Gaspar Corte-Real, Portuguese navigator, makes the first documented European landing in North America since the Vikings in c. 1000 A.D.

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1522

21 years, 5 days later

Some believe that Australia is sighted by a Portuguese expedition led by Cristóvão de Mendonça who maps the continent and names it Jave la Grande ("The Greater Java").

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