Columbus Day 2010, Still Observed
For nearly 500 year Americans have celebrated Columbus Day on the closest Monday to October 12th.
As children we were taught the now famous saying, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.” Our first official celebration was back in 1792 in New York City.
In recent years the story of Columbus discovering American has been challenged.
Authors such as Howard Zimm and Richard Sherikman have published books challenging the history books on who actually discovered America.
We now know that North America was actually already inhabited when Columbus was suppose to have discovered it, however, he did discover that the Earth is actually round and larger than once thought.