On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1491

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, born in St. Malo, Brittany (d. 1557)

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier

1491 Highlights

About December 31, 1491

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 529 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn