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Columbus Day

Columbus Day
Christopher Columbus reached the island of Hispaniola on October 12, 1492. 

It's almost Columbus Day, perhaps the United States's most contentious public holiday.
Learn more about Columbus, his voyages, and about the history of the holiday.

Columbus Day | Columbus Day Timeline | The Charges Against Columbus

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