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 3 ships Santa Maria, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"
Aug 11th - Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI
Aug 12th - Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 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 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' ship Santa Maria 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 - Columbus' ship Santa Maria 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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