Oct 31, 1451
Christopher Columbus was born
Aug 3, 1492
Columbus starts voyageColumbus leaves Spain searching for a new route to Asia.
Oct 12, 1492
The Pinta spots landThe spotter on the Pinta spots land about 2 A.M. The land would later be named San Salvador.
Oct 13, 1492
Columbus names the new island San SalvadorColumbus named the island that they landed on San Salvador in the name of Ferdinand and Isabella.
Mar 15, 1493
Returned to SpainColumbus returned to Spain to tell King Ferdinand about his discovery.
Sep 24, 1493
Begins 2nd VoyageColumbus left Spain to colonize the region he discovered on his first voyage. He named one of the islands on this trip Dominica.
May 30, 1498
Begins 3rd VoyageHe went to explore South America.
Apr 2, 1502
Begin 4th VoyageLeft with his brother Bartolomeo and his son Fernando in search for the Strait of Malacca.
May 20, 1506
Columbus dies at age 54Columbus died of a heart attack at the age of 54.