On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1492

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Christopher Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)

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

1492 Highlights

About October 16, 1492

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

Star Sign: Libra