On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1508

Historical Events


Victory in battleNew Settlement

Spaniard Juan Ponce de León founds Caparra the first European settlement in Puerto Rico

Explorer and Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León

1508 Highlights

About August 8, 1508

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 511 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo