1577 – Francis Drake Circumnavigation

Engraved world map, hand-colored, printed on paper, showing the route of Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe 1577-1580

  • 1577-12-13 Francis Drake sets sail from England on an epic three year circumnavigation of the world aboard the Golden Hind
  • 1580-09-26 Francis Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind

Source: onthisday.com