1492 in History



January 2 Spain recaptures Granada from the Moors (Granada Day)
January 23 "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed
March 21 Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus
March 30 King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sign decree expelling Jews from Spain
March 31 Queen Isabella of Castilia and Ferdinand of Aragon expels Jews
April 17 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
April 30 Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet
April 30 Spain announces it will expels all Jews
May 15 Cheese and Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kills 232 Alkmaarse
August 2 Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
August 3 All Jews are expelled from Spain
August 3 Columbus sets sail from Palos, Spain for "Indies"
August 11 Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI
September 6 Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands
September 9 Columbus' fleet sets sail west
September 25 Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
October 2 King Henry VII of England invades France
October 7 Columbus misses Florida when he changed course
October 8 Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico
October 11 Columbus' ships sites land on the horizon (Bahamas)
October 12 Columbus arrives in Bahamas
October 12 Flemish rebel leader Philip van Kleef surrenders
October 13 English Admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock
October 14 Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion
October 16 Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)
October 17 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
October 19 Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)
October 21 Columbus lands on San Salvador Island
October 21 Columbus' discovers America (Oct 12, 1492 Julian calender)
October 24 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany
October 25 Christopher Columbus and ship Santa Maria land in Dominican Republic
October 25 Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)
October 25 Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic
October 26 Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
October 26 Lead pencils 1st used
October 27 Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
November 5 Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba
November 9 Peace of Etaples (Henry VII and Charles VIII)
November 15 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
November 15 In Spain, 6 Jews and 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic
November 21 Pinta under Martin A Pinzon separates from Columbus' fleet
December 5 Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)
December 6 Haiti discovered by Columbus, at Mole Saint Nicolas
December 25 Columbus' ship Santa Maria docks at Dominican Republic
December 26 1st Spanish settlement in New World founded, by Columbus
December 31 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily












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