was initiated by Benjamin Harrison, who promoted the celebration of Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of his arrival in 1892, and the holiday later became a federal holiday in 1934.
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Oct 14, 2013 ... The making of Columbus Day involved much glorification of the Italian explorer,
including some historical inaccuracies. But Christopher ...
The second Monday of October is set aside to commemorate Christopher Columbus
' arrival in America. In recent years, Columbus Day
has come under some attack because of the impact Columbus
' discovery had on the Native Americans . His voyage was a key event in the A... More »
The second Monday in October is designated in the United States as Columbus
Day. This day commemorates Christopher Columbus' first voyage and sighting ...
Columbus Day, which is on the second Monday of October, remembers ... in the
Americas led to the demise of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples.
Oct 12, 2009 ... Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. On Oct. 12, 517 years later, banks are
closed and there's no mail. And despite being a federal holiday ...
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Someone had taped a sign to its chest that read: "Happy Columbus Day." ... All of
us were taught the history of the Spanish Discovery and Conquest of the ...