On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1542

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the coast of California

Conquistador and Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
Conquistador and Explorer
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo

1542 Highlights

About October 7, 1542

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 478 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra