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12/10/1492 America is discovered

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Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

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Who discovered America? In a nutshell

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Where Did The First Americans Come From?

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Web Originals : Did Columbus Really Discover America? | History

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1492 (Columbus sighting land)

Christopher Columbus landed at the island in the Bahamas archipelago. He named the island San Salvador. Columbus believed that he reached East Asia. Later, people forgot that Columbus had landed on the island. They started to call it after 17th-century English buccaneer John Watling who had his base there.
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