On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1492

Historical Events


Victory in battleNew Settlement

1st Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded by Christopher Columbus (modern Môle-Saint-Nicolas in Haiti)

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

1492 Highlights

About December 26, 1492

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 528 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn