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Historical Events in November 1493

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Nov 3 Christopher Columbus 'discovers' the island of Dominica, which was originally inhabited by the Kalinago

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Nov 19 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
  • Nov 27 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad colony, finding it destroyed by the 1st native American uprising against Spanish rule. TaĆ­no cacique Caonabo led his people to attack the settlement after the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed Columbus's orders.