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What Happened on May 20, 1506

Famous Deaths


Person of interestChristopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, dies around the age of 54

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

1506 Highlights

About May 20, 1506

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 514 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus