On This Day

What Happened in September 1492

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Christopher Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Sep 25 Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 12 Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1519)