Columbus Day - Discoverer's Day
Date When Celebrated : Second Monday in October
For decades and decades, American history books and school teaching, told us Christopher Columbus discovered America. What those books and teachings did not give credit, to was the fact that Native Americans were already here. Native Americans truly discovered America. It also gave little mention, to the fact that Nordic explorers had travelled down the eastern coast of Canada hundreds of years before Columbus arrived.
Today, we celebrate Columbus Day for what it accurately is. Columbus did discover the existence of the New World for Europeans who until then, believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic. And, the focus is now more about discovery of the "New World", and less upon Columbus himself.
Did You Know? Columbus Day is increasingly referred to as "Discoverer's Day".
Some key facts (in case you forgot them since grade school):
What happened on this Day? This Day in History
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