On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1493

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Christopher Columbus leaves the New World and sets sail for Spain

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

1493 Highlights

About January 16, 1493

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 527 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn