On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1542

Historical Events

Historic Discovery

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

1542 Highlights

About September 28, 1542

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 479 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra