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What Happened on August 3, 1492

Historical Events


Historic DiscoverySanta 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"

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Christopher Columbus aboard his flagship the Santa María in 1492
Christopher Columbus aboard his flagship the Santa María in 1492
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1492 Highlights

About August 3, 1492

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 528 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo