AMERICA 10-Oct-2011 ജോര്ജ് നടവയല്
Columbus Day in United States
Columbus Day celebrates the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the American continent in 1492.
Columbus Day 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. This holiday is controversial because the European settlement in the Americas led to the demise of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples.
(In 1497, the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci discovered a new country, and it was named America by the map maker, Martin Waldseemuller.
However, it was later realized that Amerigo’s friend, the Spanish explorer, Christopher Columbus, had been there a few years earlier in 1492. But it was too late to rename the country Columbia.
The American Indians who were there to greet these valiant explorers: Shouldn’t they have a claim too?.)