# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1498 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

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### 1498 Historical Event(s)

•  May 18, 1498 – Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India.
•  May 20, 1498 – Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Kozhikode (previously known as Calicut), India.
•  May 23, 1498 – Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI.
•  July 31, 1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
•  August 1, 1498 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
•  August 26, 1498 – Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.
•  August 29, 1498 – Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Portugal.
•  September 20, 1498 – The 1498 Meiō Nankaidō earthquake generates a tsunami that washes away the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; since then the Buddha has sat in the open air.

### Who Were Born On 1498?

•  April 9, 1498 – John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (d. 1550)
•  November 15, 1498 – Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)
•  November 30, 1498 – Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)