06 September 2006

This day in history: 6 Sep

1522: Victoria, the last survivor of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships, returned to Spain, the first ship to circumnavigate the world. Over two hundred men had started the voyage, but only eighteen completed the trip. Magellan himself was killed in the Philippines; Juan Sebastian Elcano, originally skipper of the Concepcion, commanded Victoria on the final leg.

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