Christopher Columbus


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Noun1.Christopher Columbus - Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)Christopher Columbus - Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
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Oh, Christopher Columbus, Christopher Columbus, what did you do when you discovered America?
About a quarter-past nine in the morning, they caught a glimpse of some signs of vegetation: herbage floating on that sea of sand, and announcing, as the weeds upon the ocean did to Christopher Columbus, the nearness of the shore--green shoots peeping up timidly between pebbles that were, in their turn, to be the rocks of that vast expanse.
Nobody ever HAD built above Fortieth Street--no, says I, nor above the Battery either, before Christopher Columbus discovered America.
You wave an airy adieu to the boys on shore, light your biggest pipe, and swagger about the deck as if you were Captain Cook, Sir Francis Drake, and Christopher Columbus all rolled into one.
ITEM: "It's true that by modern standards, Christopher Columbus was clearly a genocidal maniac .
According to historical lore, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 in search of a shorter, more economical route to spice-rich India and China.
When Christopher Columbus observed the Caribbean islands during his first Atlantic crossing in 1492, he wrote, "I've never seen such a beautiful thing, full of trees, beautiful and green, and different from ours.
White-Washing American explains why non-American historians from around the world find Christopher Columbus as a kind of "proto-Nazi", Why Andrew Jackson is considered a pioneer of "ethnic cleansing, how some of our most revered Presidents deliberately misled people, and how ignorance of America's true and unvarnished history is allowing the worst elements of our history to repeat itself in the current generation.
1494 - Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica while in search of a westward route to the East.
A popular adage states that if Christopher Columbus ever returned to the West Indies, the only country he would recognize is the Commonwealth of Dominica.
The history of the Caribbean islands began long before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the Europeans.
James Collier's CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (0761422218), Serenity Young's RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (0761422226), Patricia Calvert's KIT CARSON (0761422234), Dan Elish's EDMUND HILLARY (0761422242), and Steven Otfinoski's HENRY HUDSON (0761422250) each blend color illustrations with plenty of facts about each explorer, his motivations, the politics and culture of the times, and his lasting influence.

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