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Columbus - Notable Historical Events

Christopher ColumbusApr 17, 1492

Mickey WrightMay 14, 1961

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Columbus - Historical Events
Date Event
1492-03-21

Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus

1492-04-17

Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies

1492-04-30

Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

1492-08-03

Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with 3 ships Santa Maria, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"

1492-08-12

Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World

1492-09-06

Columbus' fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

1492-10-07

Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

1492-10-08

Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

1492-10-12

Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall on Caribbean island he names San Salvador (likely Watling Island, Bahamas). The explorer believes he has reached East Asia (OS 21 Oct)

1492-10-14

Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)

1492-10-16

Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)

1492-10-19

Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)

1492-10-25

Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)

1492-10-25

Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

1492-10-26

Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas

1492-10-28

Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain

1492-11-05

Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba

1492-11-15

Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

1492-11-22

Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet

1492-12-05

Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)

1492-12-25

Columbus' ship Santa Maria runs aground and sinks on Hispaniola

1492-12-26

1st Spanish settlement La Navidad (modern Môle-Saint-Nicolas) in New World founded, by Columbus

1493-01-09

1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)

1493-01-16

Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip

1493-03-15

Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his 1st New World voyage

1493-04-15

-20/4 Barcelona] Columbus meets with King Ferdinand & Isabella

1493-09-24

Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World

1493-09-25

Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas

1493-11-03

Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica

1493-11-11

Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

1493-11-19

Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage

1494-05-05

On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica

1498-05-30

Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

1498-07-31

Christopher Columbus on his third voyage discovers the island of Trinidad

1498-08-01

Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)

1498-08-14

Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela

1500-11-25

Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

1502-05-09

Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

1502-05-11

Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"

1502-09-18

Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage

1503-05-10

Columbus discovers Cayman Islands

1504-02-29

Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians

1506-05-19

Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

1792-10-12

First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1865-04-16

Battle of Columbus & West Point, GA (Ft Tyler)

1872-02-22

1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)

1882-02-02

Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn

1882-03-29

Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men

1892-10-12

US Pledge of Allegiance first recited in public schools during Columbus Day

1893-01-02

1st US commemoratives & 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued (Queen Isabella, patron of Columbus)

1894-01-08

Columbus World's fair in Chicago destroyed by fire

1903-01-21

International Theater (Majestic, Park) opens at 5 Columbus Circle NYC

1903-05-17

Cleve Indians beat NY Highlanders 9-2 in Columbus Ohio

1910-11-07

The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1931-06-27

3rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Scioto Country Club (Columbus, Ohio, US)

1936-06-26

Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ

1940-09-15

3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)

1943-03-13

Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)

1947-09-15

First 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh

1949-04-03

WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949-08-30

WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-10-05

WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1950-06-27

32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio

1953-10-06

WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-11-15

WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955-01-29

John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)

1956-02-20

WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1956-07-13

WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956-08-27

Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game

1956-12-22

Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus Ohio

1957-03-18

WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins

1961-05-14

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open

1962-10-12

Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages

1964-07-19

46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio

1964-08-10

WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968-07-09

15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)

1970-10-29

WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast

1971-06-19

Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance

1997-01-02

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM

1997-06-17

NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000

1997-06-25

NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, & Minn-St Paul

2014-05-13

Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti

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Columbus - Notable Birthdays

Christopher ColumbusOct 30, 1451

Tennessee WilliamsMar 26, 1911

Jack NicklausJan 21, 1940

R. L. StineOct 8, 1943

Paul O'NeillFeb 25, 1963

Catherine Zeta JonesSep 25, 1969

Wayne BradyJun 2, 1972

Columbus - Birthdays
Date Event
1451-04-22

Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Columbus

1451-10-30

Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)

1821-07-10

Christopher Columbus Augur, Major General (Union volunteers)

1828-03-02

Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), died in 1879

1829-10-27

Christopher Columbus Andres, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1872-03-25

Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina)

1874-06-17

Grant Mitchell, Columbus OH, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner)

1874-9-08

Fred Eric, Christopher Columbus

1889-03-29

Warner Baxter, Columbus OH, actor (In Old Arizona, Cisco Kid)

1892-06-22

Arthur E. Krows, Christopher Columbus

1892-10-09

Edwin L. Hollywood, Christopher Columbus

1893-04-08

Grace Cunard, Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection)

1894-12-08

James (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs)

1904-09-25

Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, New Rochelle, New York, American oceanographer

1908-07-17

Max Peerce, Goodbye, Columbus

1911-03-26

Tennessee Williams, Columbus Miss, playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

1915-10-28

Dody Goodman, Columbus Ohio, comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan)

1916-01-04

Robert Parrish, Columbus Ga, director (Casino Royale)

1918-10-10

Bobby Byrne, Columbus Ohio, orchestra leader (Club Seven)

1919-03-29

Eileen Heckart, Columbus Ohio, actress (Doll's House, Trauma Center)

1921-05-25

Gerard de Groot, Professor Columbus

1921-10-17

Tom Poston, Columbus Ohio, actor (Steve Allen Show, Newhart)

1922-03-12

Helen Parrish, Columbus Ga, actress (Hour Glass, Show Business)

1922-04-27

Jack Klugman, Phila (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), (d. 2012)

1923-06-28

Sylvie Strause, Goodbye, Columbus

1924-11-09

Monroe Arnold, Goodbye, Columbus

1927-12-13

William Monroe Cypert, Christopher Columbus

1928-12-31

Ross Barbour, Columbus Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)

1930-04-19

Larry Peerce, Goodbye, Columbus

1930-06-23

Donn Fulton Eisele, Columbus Ohio, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 7)

1933-01-02

Eva Kerbler, Columbus Discovers Kraehwinkel

1933-03-19

Philip Roth, Newark, novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint)

1934-11-28

Dick Rhyan, Columbus OH, PGA golfer (1994 GTE-5th)

1937-12-13

Rob Houwer, Dutch director/producer/actor (OK, Professor Columbus)

1938-05-22

Richard Benjamin, NYC, director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She)

1938-12-14

Hal Williams, Columbus Ohio, actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son)

1939-02-23

Majel Barrett, Columbus Ohio, actress (Christine Chapel-Star Trek)

1939-04-01

Ali MacGraw, Pound Ridge NY, actress (Love Story, Goodbye Columbus)

1940-01-21

Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)

1942-11-04

Ray Columbus, R.C. Presents New Faces'

1943-10-08

R. L. Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

1944-05-20

David M Walker, Columbus Ga, Capt USN/astron (STS 51-A 30, 53, 69)

1949-05-26

Philip Michael Thomas, Columbus Ohio, actor (Miami Vice)

1951-11-15

Beverly D'Angelo, Columbus, Ohio, American actress (National Lampoon's Vacation)

1952-10-20

James Steven Sadwith, Columbus Day

1953-08-01

Robert Cray, Columbus Ga, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy)

1953-08-28

Gates McFadden, Columbus Ohio, actress (Star Trek Next Generation)

1955-05-16

Debra Winger, Columbus Oh, actress (Officer & Gentleman)

1956-11-10

Scott Columbus, Fire and Blood

1957-05-23

Jane Chaplin, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

1957-12-13

Simon Dormandy, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

1958-09-10

Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)

1958-11-30

Lori Shelle, Goodbye, Columbus

1958-9-10

Chris Columbus, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

1959-01-28

Francesco Zeri, Turn Over Columbus

1960-03-18

Richard Biggs, Columbus Ohio, actor (Marcus-Days of Our Lives)

1960-10-25

Kelli McMullen-Temple, Columbus OH, Canadian equestrian (Olympics-96)

1962-03-09

Brian Green, Columbus Indiana, actor (Sam Fowler-Another World)

1962-04-07

Andy Hampsten, Columbus Ohio, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1963-02-25

Paul O'Neill, Columbus Ohio, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees)

1963-05-14

Pat Borders, Columbus OH, catcher (California Angels)

1965-02-07

Kristal Parker-Gregory, Columbus OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-20th)

1965-03-03

A J Sager, Columbus Ohio, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1965-10-16

Lisa Bonder, Columbus Ohio, tennis star

1965-11-25

Mike Gebhardt, Columbus Ohio, mistral yachter (Olympics-6th-1996)

1966-01-08

Andrew Wood, Columbus Mississippi, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)

1969-09-25

Catherine Zeta Jones, Swansea Wales, actress (Christopher Columbus)

1970-09-22

Mike Matheny, Columbus OH, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)

1970-11-26

Lorissa McComas, Columbus Ohio, actress (Lap Dancing, Vamp)

1971-02-08

Heidi Mark, Columbus OH, playmate (Jul, 1995)

1971-05-21

Jeff Stavroff, Columbus OH, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Space Coast-4)

1971-11-27

Rhonda Adams, Columbus GA, playmate (Jun, 1995)

1972-06-02

Wayne Brady, Columbus, Georgia, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

1972-10-13

Jean Foster, Columbus GA, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1974-08-03

Blaine Wilson, Columbus Ohio, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)

1975-10-12

Jason Columbus, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

1976-06-02

Rachel White, Columbus Nebraska, Miss America-Nebraska (1997)

1978-09-07

G[eneral] A[ustin], Columbus Ga, rapper (Another Bad Creation)

1982-09-19

Columbus Short, American actor and choreographer

1982-9-19

Columbus Short, Accepted

1989-10-12

Eleanor Columbus, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Columbus - Notable Weddings

Paul O'NeillDec 29, 1984

Columbus - Weddings
Date Event
1984-12-29

MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus - Notable Deaths

Christopher ColumbusMay 20, 1506

Columbus - Deaths
Date Event
1506-05-20

Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55

1679-07-08

Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies

1932-11-21

Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies

1935-04-17

Fred Eric, Christopher Columbus

1958-05-15

Edwin L. Hollywood, Christopher Columbus

1958-05-25

Arthur E. Krows, Christopher Columbus

1971-01-05

Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66

1976-06-25

Jay Jostyn, Goodbye, Columbus

1983-06-27

William Monroe Cypert, Christopher Columbus

1983-07-10

Werner Egk, Columbus - Bericht und Bildnis

1987-02-20

Mies Kohsiek, Professor Columbus

1991-02-02

Monroe Arnold, Goodbye, Columbus

1995-07-13

Max Peerce, Goodbye, Columbus

2002-08-20

Christopher Columbus, Moon Over Harlem

2004-12-08

Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist in band Pantera is shot & killed while performing onstage in Columbus Ohio by crazed fan Nathan Gale

2011-04-04

Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)

2011-04-04

Scott Columbus, Fire and Blood

2016-11-29

Kiwi music legend Ray Columbus dies aged 74


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