Thought of the Day

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Christopher Columbus Never Set Foot in America

Columbus Day, as we know it in the United States, was invented by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal service organization. Back in the 1930s, they were looking for a Catholic hero as a role-model their kids could look up to. In 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, Congress and President Franklin Roosevelt signed Columbus Day into law as a federal holiday to honor this courageous explorer. Or so we thought.

One thought on “Thought of the Day

  1. Tom February 13, 2017 at 11:47 pm Reply

    North America – agreed – he never set foot there.

    However, what about his setting foot in what is now referred to as “The Americas”?


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