First landing of Columbus on the shores of the New World, at San Salvador, W.I., Oct. 12th 1492.1862 (published circa 1892). Source Library of Congress. Author Painting : Dióscoro Teófilo Puebla Tolín. Publisher : Currier and Ives.
On this day, October 12th, 1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York.