By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : May 20, 2020, 08:20
Duration : 01:57
May 20TH: :Let's take a peek into history and find out what happened on this day
Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama becomes the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean when he arrived at Calicut on the Malabar Coast.Da Gama sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in July 1497, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and anchored at Malindi on the east coast of Africa. With the aid of an Indian merchant he met there, he then set off across the Indian Ocean. On this day in History Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy sign the Triple Alliance. on this Day In the year 1965, Avtar Singh Cheema became the first Indian to scale the Mount Everest. Sushmita Sen went on to win the Miss Universe 1994 contest at the age of 18, and became the first Indian woman to win the competition.