On This Day

November 1493 in History

Events in History

Historic Discovery

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

  • Nov 11 Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba
  • 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. Taíno cacique Caonabo led his people to attack the settlement after the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed Columbus's orders.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 11 Bernardo Tasso, Italian courtier and poet, born in Bergamo, Venice (d. 1569)

Paracelsus

Nov 11 Paracelsus, Swiss physician and alchemist (Zinc, Laudanum), born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland (d. 1541)

  • Nov 12 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)