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 Post subject: Re: Columbus Day
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, '13, 5:53 pm 
Happy Columbus Day on Monday, October 14, 2013!!

Still lots of discussion in various places as to whether or not Columbus actually discovered America. What does everyone think about that? Did he, or didn't he discover the new world??

Either way, he still deserves recognition for all the discoveries and events he did do and probably wanted to do. :wink: So celebrate the day and Enjoy.


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 Post subject: Re: Columbus Day
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, '13, 10:44 pm 
From what historical and archaeological evidence is showing, the first Europeans to visit the 'New World' were the Norse (Vikings) over a thousand years ago, during the 10th Century AD, a good five centuries before Columbus. Norse colonies spread over much of the North Atlantic, including Newfoundland and Greenland.

http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/norse.html

They may not have come down to the contemporary United States, but they still reached what's considered North America now. What's important about Columbus is that after his expedition, contact between Europe and the Americas was maintained, and led to the large-scale colonization of the Americas by Europeans.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhis ... _columbus/

IMO, saying Columbus 'discovered America' is historically inaccurate; he was not the first European in the New World. I think he rediscovered America at best, but more importantly, he sparked the fire of exploration that led to Europe colonizing the New World. It's also important to note that Columbus went to his grave thinking he had discovered East Asia, where Europe was doing a lot of spice trading.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-pl ... o-New.html

Personally, I think we should be celebrating the Vikings. :p


Last edited by Wolf Bird on Sun Oct 13, '13, 10:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Columbus Day
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, '14, 2:44 am 
Monday, October 13, 2014 is being recognized as Columbus Day in the USA, and many other places, this year, celebrating the life and events of explorer Christopher Columbus. While Columbus Day is a Federal holiday here in the US many Cities, States, and other places choose to celebrate the day as Native American Day or Indigenous People's Day or some other such day.

To learn more about Christopher Columbus, Columbus Day, and some of the other events of this day here are some links below. However you choose to celebrate the day, enjoy!!

http://www.biography.com/people/christo ... eo-gallery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/12/living/co ... eople-day/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27397579


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 Post subject: Re: Columbus Day
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, '15, 7:22 am 
Monday, October 12, 2015 and today is being celebrated as Columbus Day here in the USA. This is a federal holiday and many places of business, etc., may be closed in honor of the day while some others may be open. Enjoy the day!


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 Post subject: Re: Columbus Day
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, '16, 7:13 pm 
Columbus Day is being observed in the USA today, Monday, October 10, 2016! Some still celebrate the day, and some don't. Some get a day off from work, and some don't! Enjoy your day wherever it takes you!

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/columbus-day


http://www.ibtimes.com/columbus-day-201 ... rs-2428345


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