On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1542

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay, naming it San Miguel and claims it for Spain

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

1542 Highlights

About September 28, 1542

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 477 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra