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What Happened on August 12, 1492

Historical Events


DiscoveryVoyage of Discovery

Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

1492 Highlights

About August 12, 1492

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 528 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo