Donna Holiday House
presents to you Columbus Day.
Columbus' Day celebrates the day
discovered the Americas, October 12, 1492. It is sometimes
called "Discoverers' Day" or "Pioneers' Day." It is a
federal holiday observed on the second Monday of October.
I'm not really
all that much a fan of Columbus Day
but I do like this page set so here ya have it. ;)
Christopher Columbus is
traditionally honored as the discoverer of America. His voyage in 1492 was sponsored by
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. Columbus set sail on August 3rd. The New World
was sighted on October 12th.
On the morning of Oct. 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus stepped ashore on an
island in what has since become known as the Americas. The arrival of his ships in the
Western Hemisphere was one of the pivotal events in world history. It opened up a new
world for Europeans and initiated the spread of Western civilization to a new hemisphere.
Ironically, Columbus had landed in the New World by accident. He was
seeking a western sea route from Europe to Asia. When he sighted land, he believed that he
had reached his goal. And to the day he died he still believed that he had reached Asia.
Although Columbus was mistaken, he still ranks as a great discoverer. Few other navigators
of his time would have dared to sail westward into the unknown.
Columbus Day Links
Set Sail to These Other Columbus Day
Celebrate Columbus Day in October
Holidays in the U.S.A.
Day from Computing Corner
Day @ No Place Like Home for the Holidays
Columbus Day Room by Donna
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