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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1538604

Celebrating Columbus

Below are 10 facts that are attributed to him:

1. Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas.

2. Christopher Columbus discovered a viable sailing route to the Americas.

3. Christopher Columbus led the first European expeditions to the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

4. The settlement in Hispaniola provided Spain strategies for expansion in the New World.

5. Christopher Columbus made colonization possible for Spain.

6. Christopher Columbus had a major impact on the history of mankind.

7. Through the domestication of animals, the Columbian exchange expanded the food supply in the Americas.

8. The Columbian exchange caused a huge increase in the population in the Old World.

9. Christopher Columbus served as governor of Hispaniola.

10. Christopher Columbus became a major figure in Spanish history.

In general, at that time, Christopher Columbus increased the knowledge of seagoing navigation, helping others forge forward with their discoveries during the Age of Discovery.

“You’ll never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the land” — Christopher Columbus.

Happy Columbus Day!

Joan TuttSouthampton

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