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On 16 March 1521, Magellan sighted the islands of Philippines becoming the first European to reach the archipelago. Magellan landed on the island of Homonhon and befriended the chieftains of Limasawa. They then introduced Magellan to Rajah Humabon, the Rajah of Cebu, who was promptly Continue Reading

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The eruption of volcano began on the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883 and peaked on the late morning of Monday, 27 August 1883, when over 70% of the island of Krakatau and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed. The most violent volcanic Continue Reading

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