March 16, 1521 – Magellan discovered the Philippines

Almanac - March 16, 1521 – Magellan discovered the Philippines

➢ March 16, 1521 – After one and half years of naval voyage, Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan sighted the lofty mountains of Zamal (later known as Samar Islands) in the Philippines. Magellan’s European expedition was granted in the service of the King of Spain.
March 16, 1521 – Magellan discovered the Philippines
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