Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day



A sailor on board the Pinta sighted land early in the morning of October 12, 1492, and a new era of European exploration and expansion began. The next day, the 90 crew members of Christopher Columbus's three-ship fleet ventured onto the Bahamian island of Guanahaní, ending a voyage begun nearly ten weeks earlier in Palos, Spain.

Happy Columbus Day!


2 comments:

Fiesta said...

you too, if only I were off.

The Quilting Pirate said...

I can't believe my kids don't have this federal holiday off.

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