History of Christopher Columbus Day: Or Indigenous Peoples Day

Bill Petro
5 min readOct 11, 2021

The man who sailed from Spain to discover America was neither Spanish nor actually discovered America. But it was true that:

In fourteen hundred and ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue

Origin of Christopher Columbus

Bill Petro

Writer, technologist, historian. Former Silicon Valley tech exec. Author of fascinating articles on history, tech, pop culture, & travel. https://billpetro.com