There was Chris on his way to making one of the greatest discoveries of all time. There were many obstacles along the way ... yet something guided him on. Did Columbus have help from aliens? So it appears. The "wax candle" that went up and down in the water Columbus wrote in his journal: There exists the possibility of never leaving this legendary sea. My compass acts strangely. This sea seems to have the ability to draw things in from all over the Atlantic like a catch-basin.
Alone in his cabin, after the alien encounter, Columbus removed something covered in tapestry.
After careful unwrapping it he said, "Siri ... Directions to the New World." And that's how he found it!
Goodbye, Columbus Day? Everything is changing. Many banks are open as are schools depending where you live. Last week, Portland, Oregon and Albuquerque became the latest cities to ditch Columbus Day. A year ago, Seattle and Minneapolis did the same. Berkeley, Calif., got rid of it back in 1992. Some states - like Alaska, Hawaii and South Dakota - never made it an official holiday, even though Franklin D. Roosevelt gave today's celebration federal status in 1937.
The backlash against celebrating Christopher Columbus's landing in the Caribbean in 1492 (he didn't actually reach, let alone discover, mainland America) has been years in the making.
Native Americans in particular decry honoring a man they say brought genocide, slavery, epidemics and colonizing Europeans to an already-populated 'New World'. Many localities are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day, Native Americans' Day or something similar.
Since the day also commemorates Columbus's Italian heritage, some want to make it Italian-American Day. The Columbus Day Parade here in the city has had issues in past years.
Outside the U.S., many Spanish-speaking countries already use the day to celebrate Hispanic cultures, indigenous peoples or, in the case of Venezuela, resistance to the European invasion.
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