Sunday, April 24, 2011
April 27, 1124 David I became King of Scots. 1296 Battle of Dunbar: The Scots were defeated by Edward I of England.1509 Pope Julius II placed the Italian state of Venice under interdict. 1521 Ferdinand Magellan died. After a journey beset by rebellion, treacherous weather and disease, the Concepción, the Victoria and the Trinidad finally reached the Philippines. There, where the crew recovered from their trials in a tropical paradise, Magellan became caught up in the fervor of conversion. He attempted to overcome a huge force of natives resistant to Christianity with a mere handful of men, and was killed in battle. A year and a half later the few remaining members of the expedition made it back to Spain, completing the first known circumnavigation of the globe.