01/08/1498 Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa"
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Christopher Columbus: What Really Happened
Columbus explored the Gulf of Paria which separates Trinidad from mainland Venezuela. He then explored the mainland of South America, including the Orinoco River. He also sailed to the islands of Chacachacare and Margarita Island and sighted and named islands Bella Forma and Concepcion.