1494 in History

January 1 Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia
January 25 Alfonso II replaces his father as king of Naples
May 3 Jamaica discovered by Columbus; he names it "St. Iago"
May 4 Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica
May 5 On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica
June 7 Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain and Portugal divide America
November 8 Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy
November 9 Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence
November 18 French king Charles VIII occupies Florence