On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1489

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Christopher Columbus proposes his plan to search for a western route to India in an audience with Spanish monarch, Isabella I. Full support is granted 3 years later, in 1492

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
Queen of Castile Isabella I of Castile
Queen of Castile
Isabella I of Castile

1489 Highlights

About May 1, 1489

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 531 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus