On This Day

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 the natives for the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed the orders Columbus gave at his departure