Magellan leaves Portugal, and the 'Asian unicorn' reappears in the wild.
Fri, Sep 20 2013 at 6:00 AM
Sept. 20, 1519: Ferdinand Magellan
departs Portugal on the first successful circumnavigation of the world. The fleet succeeds, but Magellan is killed by a poison arrow in the Philippines in 1521.
Sept. 20, 2010:
An animal not seen in the wild for more than a decade makes a re-appearance. The saola
(at right), a cattle-like wild animal known as the “Asian unicorn” for its long horns, is captured in the jungles of Laos.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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