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What Happened on December 25, 1492

Historical Events


Historic DiscoverySanta 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

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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 December 25, 1492

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 528 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn