Happy Columbus Day. I hope everyone is enjoying the day off.
Columbus Day is a way of honoring the achievements of Christopher Columbus and celebrating Italian-American heritage. Columbus actually landed on the Bahamas in 1492. Even though we celebrate Columbus for discovering American, it's believed that Europeans and Chinese landed on American shores before Columbus.
Visit the site History.comhttp://www.history.com/topics/exploration/columbus-day to learn more about Columbus. You'll find some excellent videos.
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