On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1540

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado's expedition sets off from Mexico in search of the 7 cities of Cibola

Explorer and Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer and Conquistador
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

1540 Highlights

About February 23, 1540

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 481 years and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces