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Events in 1492
|2 January:|| ||After a prolonged siege Abu 'abd-Allah Muhammad XII, also known as Boabdil of Granada, the last sultan of the last Moorish and Muslim dynasty in Spain, surrenders his city to the forces of Ferdinand and Isabella, whose flag is first raised on the Alhambra watchtower, the Torre de la Vela, on this day.|
|9 April:|| ||Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of the Florentine Republic during the Italian Renaissance, dies in the family villa in Careggi in the hills outside Florence at age 43, as lightning allegedly strikes the tower of the ancient Santa Reparata Church in town.|
|22 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|22 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|10 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|27 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 897 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|27 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|3 Augustus:|| ||Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets sail with three ships from Palos in Spain, discovering America on 12 October.|
|6 September:|| ||Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to begin his first crossing of the Atlantic.|
|3 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|10 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|12 October:|| ||After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean for two months Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights land in the Bahamas, believing he has reached Asia.|
|28 October:|| ||Columbus lands on the northeast coast of Cuba.|
|6 November:|| ||Tobacco is first used as a medicine to cure illnesses suffered by the Spaniards on the Cuban coast.|
|19 November:|| ||Jami, Persian scholar and poet, living in Herat, dies at age 78.|
People in 1492
Bartolomeu Dias, Sandro Botticelli, Ivan III the Great, Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Amerigo Vespucci, Pope Adrian VI, Maximilian I, Juan Ponce de León, Selim I, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Hongzhi, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Raphael, Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, Zhengde and Henry VIII celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1492 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1408, 1436 and 1464 in the century before it and 1520, 1548, 1576 and 1584 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1492 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 May 2013.