On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1492

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Christopher Columbus is given royal commission by Spanish monarchs Isabella I and Ferdinand II to equip his fleet to the New World

Queen of Castile Isabella I of Castile
Queen of Castile
Isabella I of Castile
Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Spain announces it will expel all Jews
1492 Highlights

About April 30, 1492

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 528 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus