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    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.
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    Thanks Anita, interesting read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monique View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Star lover View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    I love your trivia and they are all interesting.
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    I did not know his remains traveled so much!

    I enjoy your trivia/factoids!
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    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
    Last edited by Sandy Navas; October 12th, 2017 at 09:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    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
    Vonnie

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