On This Day

What Happened in May 1494

Historical Events


DiscoveryVoyage of Discovery

May 5 On 2nd voyage to New World Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at Discovery Bay

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

Famous Birthdays

  • May 25 Jacopo da Pontormo [Carucci], Italian painter (Sepulture of Christ), born in Pontormo, Italy (d. 1557)