On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1492

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Christopher Columbus sights Cuba and claims it for Spain under the name "Juana"

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

1492 Highlights

About October 28, 1492

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 528 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio