On This Day

On This Day

In Year 1521, 7 April Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu, which is located on the Philippines. Cebu is the oldest city and first capital of the Philippines. Magellan was the first man who organized circumnavigation of the Earth, but sadly died on the voyage and Juan Sebastián Elcano completed the trip.

In Year 1827, 7 April the first friction match was sold. Friction matches were invented by English chemist John Walker. He invented the matches one year before he started selling them.

In Year 1906, 7 April Mount Vesuvius violently erupted and devastated city if Naples and its surroundings. During that time Italian authorities were preparing for the 1908 Summer Olympics, but when the disaster occurred raised funds were diverted for the reconstruction on Naples and a new location for the Olympics was found.

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