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§Atlantic ocean


The Portuguese navigators Diogo de Teive and his son João de Teive discovered the islands of Flores and Corvo (Azores)



October - English troops under John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, land in Guyenne, France, and retake most of the province without a fight.


Johannes Gutenberg first published the 42-line Bible, of which about 180 were printed and have become known generally as "The Gutenberg Bible".


A fire destroyed almost the whole town of Tholen and although most of the buildings were rebuilt the good old days would never return.

§Pacific Ocean


Major eruption of the South Pacific volcano Kuwae in Vanuatu. The eruption released more sulphate than any other event in the past 700 years.

Tongoa and Epi islands once formed part of a larger island called Kuwae. Local folklore tells of a cataclysmic eruption that split this island into two smaller islands with an oval 12 x 6 km caldera in between (but the story tells of an eruption south of Tongoa[2]). Collapse associated with caldera formation may have been as much as 1100 m. Around 32–39 km³ of magma was erupted, making the Kuwae eruption one of the largest in the last 10,000 years.

In Antarctica and Greenland ice cores, a major eruption or series of eruptions is revealed as a spike in sulfate concentration, showing that the release in form of particles was higher than any other eruption since.[4] Also, analysis of the ice cores pinpointed the event to late 1452 or early 1453


April 15 - Leonardo DaVinci, born in Vinci, Italy.

§South America


Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui is the ninth emperor and ruler of Cuzco until 1471.


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