29/02/1504 Lunar eclipse trick of Christopher Columbus
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Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was stuck on the Jamaican coast and dependent on a provision from the natives. The natives no longer wanted to support him. Columbus looked into astronomical tables and noticed that there was a lunar eclipse coming for the next day. He used it to frighten the Jamaicans and persuade them to continue with the support.