1492 events in history

Jan 2 Reconquista: the Emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
Jan 6 The Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella enter Granada, completing the Reconquista
Jan 16 The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I
Mar 31 Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra Decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion
Apr 17 Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices
Apr 30 Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration
Jul 31 The Jews are expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect
Aug 3 Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain
Sep 6 Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time
Oct 12 Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached the Indies
Oct 28 Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba on his first voyage to the New World
Nov 3 Peace of Etaples between Henry VII and Charles VIII
Nov 7 The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France
Dec 5 Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic)
Dec 25 Caravel Santa Maria captained by Christopher Columbus runs onto reefs off Haiti due to a proper watch not being kept. Local natives help to save food, armory and ammunition but not the ship