On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1492

Historical Events

Santa María

Christopher Columbus' flagship the Santa María runs aground and sinks on the north coast of Hispaniola. The crew are left to found a colony as Columbus returns to Spain

1492 Highlights

About December 25, 1492

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 529 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn