The Landing of Columbus at San Salvador

Columbus Day is officially observed as a federal holiday on the second Monday in October, but the actual date on which Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas was October 12, 1492. It was daybreak when he landed on an island in the Bahamas. Columbus named it San Salvador, the island of the Savior, claiming it for Spain. Learn more about Columbus and find related activities at http://www.knowledgehouse.info/njfkcolumbus.html

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