Christopher Columbus

Does Columbus deserve a holiday?

Its largely a matter of opinion, but we all learned about the exploits of Columbus in history, he is a central figure of all American history, both North and South. So, yes for that reason alone. Is there another man who is the subject of so many monuments in the Europe and the Americas? We have ...

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When did Americans start celebrating Columbus Day?

The first Columbus Day celebration was held in 1792. New York City celebrated the 300th anniversary of Columbus landing in the New World. In 1892, President Harrison called on the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. Since then we have been ...

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Why do we celebrate Columbus Day?

Columbus day is celebrated to honor Columbus' voyages to the New World. His "discovery" of the New World literally changed history forever.

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Why do you celebrate Columbus Day?

I celebrate it because European culture might have never flourished here without ol' Chris.

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What were the three ships did the pilgram's sail to the us on?

The pilgrims originally set sail for the new world on two ships.

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