Columbus Day, Celebrating Christopher Columbus and his first landfall in the New World

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.

Date:
      October 12th 1792,
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain,
      Explorer
Location:
      United States,
      Spain,
      Latin America


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