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Centuries: 14th century - 15th century - 16th century
- January 4 - Christopher Columbus leaves the New World, ending his first journey
- March 15 - Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
- November 19 - Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to go ashore on an island he only saw for the first time the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).