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Star lover
October 12th, 2017, 06:47 AM
On 12 October 1492, after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights a Bahamian island, believing he has reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, who sponsored his attempt to find a western ocean route to China, India, and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia.

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At the time, Europeans knew no direct sea route to southern Asia, and the route via Egypt and the Red Sea was closed to Europeans by the Ottoman Empire, as were many land routes. Contrary to popular legend, educated Europeans of Columbus’ day did believe that the world was round, as argued by St. Isidore in the seventh century. However, Columbus, and most others, underestimated the world’s size, calculating that East Asia must lie approximately where North America sits on the globe (they did not yet know that the Pacific Ocean existed).

Since his death, Christopher Columbus's bones have traveled almost as much as he did when he was alive. He died and was buried in Valladolid, Spain, in 1506, then was moved to Seville sometime after that. In 1542, his bones were sent to the Dominican Republic; then to Havana in 1795; then back to Seville. Yet folks in the Dominican Republic contend that at least some of his remains never left the island. Thus, there are tombs for his bones in Seville and in the Dominican Republic. It's possible both sites contain a bit of him.

Monique
October 12th, 2017, 07:11 AM
Thanks Anita, interesting read.

Star lover
October 12th, 2017, 07:24 AM
Thanks Anita, interesting read.

I apologize to those of you who aren't American......I keep putting stuff up that's not about y'all lately. I'll try hard to include the rest of the world......but when I find something interesting (to me anyway) that's what I go with.

Monique
October 12th, 2017, 07:32 AM
I apologize to those of you who aren't American......I keep putting stuff up that's not about y'all lately. I'll try hard to include the rest of the world......but when I find something interesting (to me anyway) that's what I go with.

YOU GO GIRL!! It is interesting to me what you put there. No offense taken from this gal.

Georgie Girl
October 12th, 2017, 07:41 AM
I don't see it as trivia but interesting history . Thanks for the reminder of our past. They don't teach this in schools anymore. We just celebrated Columbus Day and of course 'they' are changing the name. Our history, good or bad, is being lost. Maybe the rest of the world could send you interesting trivia of their country. That would be interesting.

grammaterry
October 12th, 2017, 07:42 AM
I think its wonderful that you share the interesting stuff. Sometimes I read stuff and want to share but I have no idea how to cut and paste and move stuff around. Maybe someday, I will take an interest in this new computer and make it do some amazing stuff.

Iris Girl
October 12th, 2017, 07:42 AM
I love your trivia and they are all interesting.

Vonnie
October 12th, 2017, 08:03 AM
I did not know his remains traveled so much!

I enjoy your trivia/factoids!

Sandy Navas
October 12th, 2017, 09:12 AM
Brought back memories of this song recorded by the Ink Spots:


Mr. Christopher Columbus
Sailed the sea without a compass
When his men began a rumpus
Up spoke Christopher Columbus

He said, "There is land somewhere
So until we get there we will not go wrong
If we sing a swing song
Since the world is round we'll be safe and sound
Till our goal is found
we'll just keep the rhythm bound"

Soon the crew was makin' merry
Then came a yell, let's drink to Isabella
Bring on the rum
A music in that all the rumpus
A wise old Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus

Vonnie
October 12th, 2017, 12:22 PM
Brought back memories of this song recorded by the Ink Spots:


Mr. Christopher Columbus
Sailed the sea without a compass
When his men began a rumpus
Up spoke Christopher Columbus

He said, "There is land somewhere
So until we get there we will not go wrong
If we sing a swing song
Since the world is round we'll be safe and sound
Till our goal is found
we'll just keep the rhythm bound"

Soon the crew was makin' merry
Then came a yell, let's drink to Isabella
Bring on the rum
A music in that all the rumpus
A wise old Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus

Found them on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgjutFPMg3c

lourixe
October 13th, 2017, 11:05 AM
Because of that, October 12th is Spain's national day.

Anitamae56
October 13th, 2017, 03:05 PM
What an interest trivia , as I have said before history is so interesting. I wish I would have liked when I was in school. ,
Thanks again, Anita. From another an Anita ! :)