On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1500

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Governor Francisco De Bobadilla arrives in the Indies, soon after arrests and sends former Governor Christopher Columbus back to Spain in chains

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

1500 Highlights

About August 23, 1500

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 520 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo