On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1492

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Christopher Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)

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

1492 Highlights

About December 5, 1492

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 527 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius