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Columbus' First Voyage in 1492
Timeline Facts

Aug 3, 1492 The Niña, Pinta and the Santa María sail from Palos, Spain.
Aug 12 The ships reach the Canary Islands and stay there until Sept 6.
Sept 9 Sailing westward, the ships loose sight of land at nightfall.
Sept 30 Ships complete 3 weeks travel with no sight of land. This is the longest journey made with no sight of land.
Oct 7 A mistaken shout of "Land Ho" brings great disappointment.
Oct 10 Sailors are on the point of mutiny, but agree to sail on for 2 or 3 more days.
Oct 12 Columbus discovers America when land is sighted. He goes ashore on San Salvador (Watlings Island) in the Bahamas.
Dec 24 Columbus' flagship, the Santa María is wrecked off Cap Haïtien.
Jan 16, 1493 The Niña and Pinta begin their homeward voyage. Columbus is aboard the Niña.
Feb 8 The 2 ships are hit by strong headwinds.
Feb 12 A storm threatens the Niña.
Feb 13-14 The 2 ships are separated by the storm
Feb 15 The Niña arrives at Santa María island in the Azores and waits 10 days before leaving without the Pinta.
March 3 The Niña arrives at Lisbon and stays there 10 days.
March 15 The Niña returns to its home port, Palos. The Pinta arrives there a few hours later.
 
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