On This Day

What Happened in November 1492

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 5 Christopher Columbus learns how to grow and harvest maize (corn) from Cuba's indigenous population

  • Nov 7 Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact.

Historic Event

Nov 9 Peace of Etaples between Henry VII of England and Charles VIII of France

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Antoine Busnois, French composer known for his chansons, dies at about 62
  • Nov 9 Jami [Mowlanā Nūr Od-dīn ʿabd Or-raḥmān Ebn Aḥmad], Persian poet (Lava'ih), dies at 78