What date did Columbus discover America?

Answer Christopher Columbus first made landfall in North America on Oct. 12, 1492. The Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria found the shore of what is too believed to be Waiting Island in San Salvador.Source:U.S. ... Read More »

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What flag was Columbus flying when he discovered America?

Christopher Columbus found the support for his expedition to find a trade route to the Indies from the king and queen of Spain. His three ships--the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria--all sailed ... Read More »

When did Amerigo discover America?

Though he likely sighted what is now Central America in 1497, Amerigo Vespucci was at that time an inexperienced sailor without command of a ship. In 1499, this time as a navigator, Vespucci reache... Read More »

When did Leif Erikson discover America?

Leif Erikson discovered North America in the year A.D. 1000. Erikson was the first European to set foot on the continent when he landed in parts of Baffin Island, Labrador and Newfoundland in what ... Read More »

Who was the first Spanish explorer to discover America?

The first Spanish explorer to find America was Martin Alonzo Pinzon. He sailed with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage in 1492 and was the captain of the Pinta, one of Columbus' three ships.R... Read More »