Columbus Day was first celebrated in the United States on October 12, 1792, to mark the tricentennial of the day in when Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World , probably on the West Indian island of Guanahani (now San Salvador). But the annual celebrations did not began until 1893, during the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL, USA. The Columbus Day holiday is also celebrated in Spain and most Latin American countries.
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- Columbus Day – Wikipedia
Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.
- Columbus Day – Exploration – HISTORY.com
Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492.
- Why Is Columbus Day still a U.S. federal holiday? – The Washington Post
You may have learned in school that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492 in the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria and proved for the first time in history that the earth wasn’t flat.
- Columbus Day – Library of Congress
Early in the morning of October 12, 1492, a sailor on board the Pinta sighted land, beginning a new era of European exploration and expansion.
- Christopher Columbus – Wikipedia
The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicisation of the Latin Christophorus Columbus. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo and, in Spanish, it is Cristóbal Colón.