Here is what happened on May 9!
1502: Christopher Columbus began his last expedition to the New World. He went to Cape Honduras and ran into a horrible storm. After surviving the storm, he named the cape Cape Gracias a Dios, meaning “thanks to God.” However, he ran into bad luck again while trying to find India. The ships ran aground near Jamaica and had to wait eight months for the rescue ship to get there. While Columbus and his surviving crew did make it home, this was the last of Columbus’s explorations.