Historical Events for Year 1492

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Jan 2nd - Muhammad XII. (Boabdil) last Nasird ruler of Moorish fortress Alhambra surrenders to the Catholic Monarchs
Jan 16th - The first grammar of a modern language, Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.
Mar 4th - King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.
Mar 21st - Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus
Mar 31st - Queen Isabella & King Ferdinand of Aragon issue Alhambra Decree expelling Jews from Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon
Apr 17th - Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
Apr 30th - Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet
Apr 30th - Spain announces it will expels all Jews
May 15th - Cheese & Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kill 232 residents of Alkmaar, Netherlands
Aug 3rd - Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"
Christopher Columbus aboard his flagship the Santa María in 1492Christopher Columbus aboard his flagship the Santa María in 1492

Aug 11th - Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus Aug 12th - Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World
Sep 6th - Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands
Sep 25th - Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
Oct 2nd - King Henry VII of England invades France
Oct 7th - Columbus misses Florida when he changes course
Oct 8th - Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico
Oct 12th - Flemish rebel leader Philip van Kleef surrenders
Oct 12th - Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall on Caribbean island he names San Salvador (likely Watling Island, Bahamas). The explorer believes he has reached East Asia (OS 21 Oct)
Oct 13th - English admiral Sir Edward Poynings' fleet occupies Lock
Oct 14th - Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)
Oct 16th - Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)
Oct 19th - Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)
Oct 24th - 24 Jews are burned at the stake in Mecklenburg, Germany
Oct 25th - Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)
Oct 25th - Christopher Columbus' flagship the Santa María lands at Dominican Republic
Oct 26th - Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
Oct 26th - Lead pencils first used
Oct 28th - Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
Nov 5th - Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba
Nov 7th - The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
Nov 9th - Peace of Etaples (Henry VII of England & Charles VIII of France)
Nov 15th - Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
Nov 15th - In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
Nov 22nd - Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet
Dec 5th - Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)
Dec 25th - Christopher Columbus' flagship the Santa María runs aground and sinks on Hispaniola
Dec 26th - 1st Spanish settlement La Navidad (modern Môle-Saint-Nicolas) in New World founded, by Columbus
Dec 31st - 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily

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