October 12, 1492 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Flemish rebel leader Philip van Kleef surrenders

Deaths in History

  • Piero della Francesca, Italian painter