Friday, March 28, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Magellan Sets Foot on Philippine Soil

MARCH 28, 1521
Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - April 27, 1521) sets foot on Philippine soil for the first time in Limasawa Island. He was welcomed by the locals led by Rajah Kolambu who became his friend. Magellan’s slave named Enrique made their communication possible by speaking Malay to the natives.

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