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  Columbus Day History and Information Activities and Links
Columbus is the explorer who discovered America in that year.
Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 to Domenico Columbo, a wool weaver.
Columbus was just one of many, explorers and tradesmen trying to find such a route.
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 Columbus Day and Christopher Columbus - a History
Columbus, the son of a wool merchant and weaver, was born in Genoa, Italy and went to sea at the age of 14.
Columbus and 90 crewmen boarded the three ships that were to make the first voyage to the New World, the Niña, Pinta, and the flagship, Santa Maria.
Nevertheless, Columbus' expedition was unique and important in that it resulted in the first intertwining of Europe with the Americas, resulting in the first permanent European colonies in the New World.
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  Columbus Day and Christopher Columbus - a History
Columbus, the son of a wool merchant and weaver, was born in Genoa, Italy and went to sea at the age of 14.
Columbus and 90 crewmen boarded the three ships that were to make the first voyage to the New World, the Niña, Pinta, and the flagship, Santa Maria.
Nevertheless, Columbus' expedition was unique and important in that it resulted in the first intertwining of Europe with the Americas, resulting in the first permanent European colonies in the New World.
wilstar.com /holidays/columbus.htm   (830 words)

  
 Why Autonomous AIM Opposes Columbus Day and Columbus Day Parades ©
Just as Columbus could not, and did not, "discover" a hemisphere that was already inhabited by nearly 100 million people, his arrival cannot, and will not, be recognized as a heroic and celebratory event by indigenous peoples.
Columbus Day is a perpetuation of racist assumptions that the Western Hemisphere was a wasteland cluttered with savages awaiting the blessings of Western "civilization." Throughout the hemisphere, educational systems perpetuate these myths - suggesting that indigenous peoples have contributed nothing to the world, and, consequently, should be grateful for their colonization and their microwave ovens.
First, we are advocating that the divisive Columbus Day holiday should be replaced by a celebration that is much more inclusive and more accurately reflective of the cultural and racial richness of the Americas.
www.uctp.org /AIMColumbusStatement.html   (0 words)

  
 Columbus Day Crafts and Activities - EnchantedLearning.com
Columbus Day is celebrated in the USA on the second Monday in October.
It is a day in which we celebrated Christopher Columbus' trip from Spain to Hispaniola, North America in 1492.
Columbus' crew sailed on the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
www.enchantedlearning.com /crafts/columbus   (721 words)

  
 Columbus Day - US Department of State
Columbus Day is the annual U.S. commemoration of Christopher Columbus's landing in the New World (at San Salvador island, also known as Waitling Island, today part of the British Bahamas) on October 12, 1492.
In the United States, Columbus Day is typically a celebration of Italian and Italian-American cultural heritage, Columbus generally being considered a native of Genoa.
Columbus would make three subsequent voyages and would die believing that he had found a new route to India and Asia, and not in fact the gateway to North and South America.
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 DigitalFlowers.com : Holiday Traditions : October   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christopher Columbus was first honored in New York City in 1792 when the Society of St. Tammany, or Columbian Order, organized a ceremony to mark the 300th anniversary of his landing.
In 1937, President Roosevelt proclaimed that Columbus Day be observed nationally on October 12; in 1971, President Nixon declared it a statutory holiday to be held every second Monday in October.
Day to day, these exceptional bosses set an example for teamwork and cooperation: they praise our successes, show faith in our abilities, and reassure us during challenging times.
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 Columbus Day Origin. The origin of Columbus Day, Columbus Day links, and Columbus Day web sites.
Columbus first asked Queen Isabella for help in 1486, but it was years before she agreed...
Columbus would also be given the title of "Admiral of All the Ocean Seas," and receive one-tenth of the riches that came from any of his discoveries.
In 1892, a statue of Columbus was raised at the beginning of Columbus Avenue in New York City.
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 Columbus Day. The origin of Columbus Day, Columbus Day links, and Columbus Day web sites.
Columbus Day honors the explorer Christopher Columbus, who first landed in the New World on October 12, 1492.
President Richard Nixon later declared Columbus Day a national holiday to be observed the second Monday of each October.
The Origin of Columbus Day - Read more about the discovery of the New World, Christopher Columbus, and the origin of Columbus Day here.
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 Columbus Day - American Historical Holiday - Kids' links, fun activities and more - Kaboose.com
Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12, to commemorate the historic landing in the Americas in 1492.
Columbus Day - American Historical Holiday - Kids' links, fun...
Fall printables - coloring, mazes, puzzles - Columbus Day...
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  Columbus Day
Columbus Day is celebrated throughout the Western Hemisphere and to a lesser extent in Italy and Spain.
Columbus was well read in Plato, Aristotle, Marco Polo, Ptolemy, and others thus supporting his hypothesis of a western route to the east.
Columbus left the new world on January 4, 1493 with 6 natives on board, but leaving behind 39 members of his crew.
www.holidayorigins.com /html/columbus_day.html   (469 words)

  
  Columbus Day
Columbus Day is an American holiday, commemorating the date of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492.
The first state celebration was in Colorado in 1905, and in 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt set aside Columbus Day as holiday in the United States.
The first celebration of Columbus Day in the USA was held in New York in 1792, on October 12th.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/c/co/columbus_day.html   (386 words)

  
 Columbus Day
Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12th, it is observed on the second Monday in October in the Americas to pay tribute to Christopher Columbus.* Columbus is credited with discovering the "New World", what we know as the Western Hemisphere.
Columbus is known as one of the greatest mariners in history.
Columbus is generally thought of as an Italian born in Genoese in 1451, the son of a wool merchant and weaver.
www.dixiedivahatters.com /Columbus_Day.html   (596 words)

  
 October: Columbus Day from Rumela's Web
Columbus believed if he sailed 3000 miles west he would reach Asia, he was seeking a short cut to the West Indies.
Columbus asked a great deal for himself in order to save his heirs from being as poor as he was.
Today, Columbus day id celebrated 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.
www.rumela.com /events/events_october_columbus.htm   (804 words)

  
 transformcolumbusdayalliance
Columbus, his brother, and his son all continued slave trading of indigenous peoples from the Americas to Europe and from Africa to the Caribbean.
During Columbus' tenure as "viceroy and governor" of the Caribbean Islands and the American mainland from 1493 until 1500, he instituted policies of slavery (encomienda) and the systematic murder and rape of the Taino population.
The Columbus parade is the ultimate opportunity for the parade organizers to champion the invasion of the America's, thereby avoiding any personal or collective responsibility for the genocide that began under Columbus, and that continues today.
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 Columbus Day | 2005 | Parade | History Lesson | Christopher Columbus | American Holiday | October | Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Later, President Richard Nixon declared Columbus Day a national holiday to be celebrated on the second Monday in October.
Columbus wasn't the first person to visit America and because of this, some places call the holiday Native America Day.
Columbus took three boats with him, the Santa Maria - the biggest one, was 80 feet long and carried 40 men.
www.kidzworld.com /article/2634-columbus-day   (281 words)

  
 Celebrate! Holidays In The U.S.A. - Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
Columbus first asked Queen Isabella for help in 1486, but it was years before she agreed...
Columbus would also be given the title of "Admiral of All the Ocean Seas," and receive one-tenth of the riches that came from any of his discoveries.
In 1892, a statue of Columbus was raised at the beginning of Columbus Avenue in New York City.
www.usemb.se /Holidays/celebrate/Columbus.html   (814 words)

  
 Today in History: October 12
The next day, the 90 crew members of Christopher Columbus's three-ship fleet ventured onto the Bahamian island of Guanahaní, ending a voyage begun nearly ten weeks earlier in Palos, Spain.
Columbus and the Discovery of America, Imre Kiralfy's "grand dramatic, operatic, and ballet spectacle," is among the more elaborate tributes created for this commemoration.
New York declared Columbus Day a holiday in 1909 and on October 12, 1909, New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes led a parade that included the crews of two Italian ships, several Italian-American societies, and legions of the Knights of Columbus.
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 Columbus Day Parade   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Columbus Citizens Foundation is the proud founder of the Annual Columbus Day Parade.
Columbus Day is a Federal holiday recognized through a special proclamation signed by President Reagan in 1984.
Columbus Day is officially observed on the second Monday of October, the month that celebrates and promotes Italian culture and heritage.
www.columbuscitizensfd.org /pages/columbusparade.html   (352 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - It isn't all about Columbus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Columbus Day is the most ignored, the most embarrassing, the least significant of all our national holidays.
In our cultural life, Columbus needs to be officially diminished, and in the new pantheon in the new millennium, he needs to be joined by other great discoverers of American history.
They would be liberated from the embarrassing constraints of the Columbus legend, just as they could vastly expand the range of their teaching.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/editorials/2005-10-09-columbus-day-edit_x.htm   (1005 words)

  
 CyberHunt: Ahoy! Columbus
Although Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, a seaport town in Italy, he sailed under the flag of Spain.
Columbus visited many of Europe's kings and queens asking for support before _____________________________________ finally agreed to pay for his famed voyage of exploration.
Columbus actually landed on an island in the Bahamas called __________, which he renamed _________________________.
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 OUPblog: Columbus Day
Columbus, Christopher (?-20 May 1506), explorer, was born in the Republic of Genoa, the son of Domenico Colombo, a weaver, and Susanna Fontanarossa.
Columbus was bold or foolhardy enough to sail with the wind at his back, via the Canary Islands.
Columbus discovered the gold-rich province of Veragua and the harbor--of future importance--of Porto Bello and professed himself satisfied that he was in a region contiguous with or joined to Asia.
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 Columbus Day, 2006
On Columbus Day, we celebrate the historic voyages of the Italian explorer and honor his life, heritage, and lasting legacy.
Columbus' brave expeditions expanded the horizons of human knowledge and inspired generations of risk-takers and pioneers in America and around the world.
Columbus Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the heritage we share with the legendary explorer, the important relationship between the United States and Italy, and the proud Italian Americans who call our Nation home.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2006/10/20061005-7.html   (361 words)

  
 Annie's Columbus Day Page
Columbus Day became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1971.
The first Columbus Day celebration was held in 1792, when New York City celebrated the 300th anniversary of the landing.
Columbus Day has been celebrated annually since 1920.
www.annieshomepage.com /columbusday.html   (341 words)

  
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Just as Columbus could not, and did not, "discover" a hemisphere that was already inhabited by nearly 100 million people, his arrival cannot, and will not, be recognized as a heroic and celebratory event by indigenous peoples.
Columbus Day is a perpetuation of racist assumptions that the Western Hemisphere was a wasteland cluttered with savages awaiting the blessings of Western "civilization." Throughout the hemisphere, educational systems perpetuate these myths - suggesting that indigenous peoples have contributed nothing to the world, and, consequently, should be grateful for their colonization and their microwave ovens.
First, we are advocating that the divisive Columbus Day holiday should be replaced by a celebration that is much more inclusive and more accurately reflective of the cultural and racial richness of the Americas.
www.dickshovel.com /colum.html   (992 words)

  
 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Columbus remains one of the most studied yet least known of major historical figures.
Columbus used this letter to publicize his successful voyage; it became a sort of best-seller throughout Europe.
Christ or Christian: Columbus began his journal by stating that the purpose of his voyage was to meet the people of India "to learn their disposition and the proper method of converting them to our holy faith," the Christian religion.
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 Columbus Day Crafts and Activities - EnchantedLearning.com
Columbus Day is celebrated in the USA on the second Monday in October.
It is a day in which we celebrated Christopher Columbus' trip from Spain to Hispaniola, North America in 1492.
Columbus was looking for a faster route to the far east (Asia) in order to trade for valuable spices.
www.zoomschool.com /crafts/columbus   (721 words)

  
 Columbus Day Celebration? Think Again...
When Columbus and his crew arrived on their second visit to Hispaniola, however, they took captive about two thousand local villagers who had come out to greet them.
While Columbus once referred to the Taino Indians as cannibals, a story made up by Columbus - which is to this day still taught in some US schools - to help justify his slaughter and enslavement of these people.
Columbus and his men also used the Taino as sex slaves: it was a common reward for Columbus' men for him to present them with local women to rape.
www.commondreams.org /views04/1011-27.htm   (1371 words)

  
 Columbus Day History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks.
Christopher Columbus may be famous today as an explorer, but he died in 1506 in poverty and most of his achievements basically forgotten.
The celebration of Columbus Day is mostly popular in Italy and among Italian-American citizens in the United States....of course especially in New York City.
Many feel that the parade for Columbus Day is a reflection of the Italian religious processions of the Catholic religion.
www.brownielocks.com /columbusday.html   (1137 words)

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