Born in October 1451, Christopher Columbus is the famous Italian explorer who is credited with discovering the American Continent. Setting sail for Asia in 1492, Christopher Columbus reached San Salvador near the present day Bahama Islands on October 12th 1492.
1492 is important in American history because that is the year that christopher Columbus set sail for the Americas and discovered them. there is a well known saying: in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue
Christopher Columbus sail the ocean blue in 1492. and he explored the northern, middle, and southern colonies. In 1492 Columbus made the first of four trips to the Caribbean on three Spanish ships named the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria