On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1492

Historical Events

Santa María

Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"

1492 Highlights

About August 3, 1492

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 529 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo