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On this day in history, Oct. 12, 1492 – Columbus reaches the New World

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 9:23 am

1492
Columbus reaches the New World
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… read more »

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