On This Day

What Happened in November 1492

Historical Events


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Nov 5 Christopher Columbus 1st learns about growing and harvesting maize (corn) from Cuba's indigenous population

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

Famous Deaths

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