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Ferdinand Magellan Day!

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Shelby Laing

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Ferdinand Magellan
Day!!! Ferdinand Magellan's Journey started in Portugal where he was born and raised. He was born in 1480. His parents passed away when he was ten, so he, his brother and cousin worked as the Queen of Portugal's pages. The Queen's son Manuel taught Ferdinand astronomy, mapmaking and navigation. Manuel didn't like Ferdinand but, Ferdinand worked through the hate because he wanted to be a navigator. When Ferdinand was older he wanted to go on an expedition to the Spice Islands to get spices and get rich. The problem was the king died and Manuel was now King. Ferdinand asked Manuel to sponsor the expedition but he said no. Portugal Spain After king Manuel said no, Magellan knew he still had to get to the Spice Islands. He decided to ask the king of Spain. The king said yes and Magellan was sent to the Spice Islands with the Trinidad, the San Antonio, the Concepcion, the Victoria and the Santiago on September 20th, 1519. Ferdinand was on the Trinidad! Port San Julian During the expedition in March 1520, it started hailing and snowing. Magellan decided to spend the season in Port San Julian. The crew mutinied against Magellan. Magellan survived. One captain died and a leader of the mutiny was left in Port San Julian and after the season was over, the surviving crew members set off again to the Spice Islands. Right Before Thanksgiving, two of the ships, the Antonio and the Concepcion noticed a passage to the sea of the south (now the Pacific Ocean) They had a big party on Thanksgiving! A few months later the crew reached the islands now called the Philippines. Ferdinand realized that he had been there before. When he was in his early 20's he went on an expedition with Vasco De Gama for only two years. They stopped in the Philippines for about a month or two. He realized he had sailed around the world being the first person ever to do so! He was also the first person to enter the Sea Of The South and named it the Pacific Ocean which means Peace. That is why Ferdinand Magellan should have his own day. He was the first person to sail around the world and even though he had lots of obstacles, he went through them and became a very great and known explorer. Ferdinand Magellan day will be celebrated on April 27th. It will be celebrated on this day because that is the day he died and we should celebrate the life of a great and known explorer! Ferdinand Magellan being the first person sailing around the world will be honored during this holiday. This holiday will be celebrated only in Portugal and Spain because Magellan grew up in Portugal and sailed for Spain. On this day there will be special church services, Magellan parades with floats that look like his five boats, neighborhood parties with close family and friends and the flags of Portugal and Spain will be shown almost everywhere. The Philippines In 1522 He decided to go back to Portugal instead of going to the Spice Islands. He couldn't take any chances. But, before he could get back to Portugal, natives in the Philippines killed him and the crew burnt down the Trinidad, leaving his body behind. They then, went to the Spice Islands and got rich. The only ship that made it back to Portugal was the Victoria with 18 out of 250 crew members on board. He then found a straight that lead through South America and over to the Philippines and named it The Straight of Magellan. It is still called that today!
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