On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1492

Historical Events

Contract of Interest

Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

1492 Highlights

About April 17, 1492

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 530 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries