Columbus Day Facts :- Columbus Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October each year and this year celebrating on October 10, 2016. It is generally accepted that Christopher Columbus was the first European to have discovered the New World of the Americas. Here we are providing you Columbus Day Facts Pics, Images, pictures, wallpapers, greetings, wishes, quotes, messages cards, Ecards, clip art. You can download these images here free of cost and share with your friends and dear ones on Facebook, Whats app, Twitter, Hike, Messenger, We chat and other social networking site.
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- Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembersChristopher Columbus‘ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492.
- Instead of landing in the Indies, Columbus landed at what is now the Caribbean Islands; called Guanahani by the Indians and deemed San Salvador by Columbus. Columbus, however, believed he had reached Asia. He died in 1506 still believing he had found a route to the New World.
- Columbus was searching for a new route that would allow ships to bring spices from Asia to Europe.
- He sailed with a 90 man crew on three ships which were called the Santa Maria, the Nina, and the Pinta. They sailed for two long months that were filled with sickness, famine, and exhaustion.
- The first commemoration of Columbus took place in 1792.
- Many people do not like this holiday, because the European settlement in the Americas led to the destruction of the history and culture of the people that were native to these lands.
- In 1866, the Italian population of New York organized a celebration of the discovery of America.
- In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison proclaimed the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing.
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