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What happened on March 22 in Venice

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What happened on March 22 in Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today is St. Benvenutus Bishop’s Day.

 

- March 22, 1455: in command of a Portuguese galley, N.H. Alvise da Mosto sets out to explore the African coast; in Senegal he joins two caravels of Genoese Usodimare, advancing to the mouth of the Gambia river, but the crews mutiny for fear of the natives; the following year they discover the islands of Cape Verde and return to Portugal. It seems that da Mosto is the author of a pilot book (nautical chart) printed in Venice in 1490 which shows all the ports of the Mediterranean.

 

- March 22, 1848: Venice rises up against Austria; five days earlier the people released Niccolò Tommaseo and Daniele Manin from prison and these, after having taken control of the Arsenal with a coup supported by the Arsenalotti, proclaimed the Venetian Republic from a table in the Florian bar; Veneti and Friulans push away the occupation troops from all territories without shedding blood.

 

- March 22, 1868: Daniele Manin's ashes return to Venice and are buried outside St Mark’s Basilica, on the left side.

 

- March 22, 1987: with the Ministerial Decree of March 20, the total management of the Marco Polo airport in Venice is entrusted, with a duration of thirty years, to SAVE S.p.A. (Venice Airport Company).

 

 

Taken from 'Almanacco di Venezia -1600 anni ab Urbe còndita' by Andrea Gersich and Edoardo Rubini

 

Venice, 22nd March 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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