History of Columbus Day: Or is it Indigenous Peoples Day?

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

He was actually Italian, born in 1451 to a wool merchant in Genoa, and first went to sea in his youth. He sailed…

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Bill Petro

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