Christopher Columbus

After sailing for more than two months, one of the sailors spotted land. The ships probably reached Watling Island (San Salvador), Bahamas.

An excerpt from the article 26 facts about Christopher Columbus
The sailors noticed gold jewellery among the natives. When asked about the origin of the jewellery, the native tribesmen directed the sailors south. Columbus took a new course to the southwest and discovered Cuba on October 28, 1492, and Haiti on December 6, which he chose as his quarters.