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SPMvEx1519Aug10Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Seville with five ships for what will be the first successful circumnavigation of the Earth.
SPMvEx Sep20Ferdinand Magellan starts first successful circumnavigation of world
PAMvEx1520Oct21Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)
PAMvEx Nov28Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
PAMvEx1521Mar06Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam
PAMvEx  16Ferdinand Magellan lands at Homonhon Island, discovering the Philippines
PAMvEx Apr07Ferdinand Magellan’s fleet reaches Cebu
PAScBd  27Ferdinand Magellan dies from poisoned arrows while fighting the natives of the island of Mactan
SPMvEx1522Sep06Spanish navigator Juan Sebastian Elcano, aboard the Vittoria, returns to Spain, completing the first circumnavigation of globe begun under Ferdinand Magellan

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