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 Continue reading

Christopher Columbus saved by an eclipse

In 1503 during his fourth voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus and his men were stranded for months on the island of Santo Domingo (now Hispaniola, divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic) due to the shipped being disabled by shipworms. Continue reading

First European explorer to land on the South American continent

Christopher Columbus, during his third voyage, became the first European explorer to land on the South American continent. Continue reading

Arawakan Indians presented to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were shown inhabitants from the new world, they were seven bewildered Taino islanders, Arawakan Indians from Hispaniola. Continue reading

Limes in the New World

In 1493 it is thought Christopher Columbus's Voyage number two, brought seeds of several verities of citrus, Continue reading

Letters from Christopher Columbus sent from Lisbon

Christopher Columbus, on March 14th 1493, having docked in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of his first voyage to the New World, he wrote and dispatched two identical letters, one to Raphael Sanchez and the other to Luis de Santangel. Continue reading

The first of four voyages under the command of Columbus

Expedition of Christopher Columbus was organized with the intention of finding a westward route to Asia, and we all know what happened with that, he ended up in Central Americas. Continue reading

Pineapples in the Old World

Pineapples were brought back to Spain by Christopher Columbus's Crew. Continue reading

Horses in the New World

Christopher Columbus during his second voyage introduced Twenty horses, to the New World (he started with 34 stallions and mares when he left Spain). Continue reading

Peanuts Cultivation by Aztecs

Cultivation of Peanuts was by the Aztecs and the Mesoamerican people. Continue reading