We Get A Day Off Every Year In Honor Of A Man Who Gave Thousands Of People A Permanent Vacation

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Christopher Columbus has gotten yearly kudos for not knowing the difference between Asia (where he thought he was going) and North America (where he actually ended up). So how exactly did the United States decide to create a holiday for a person who technically found the Bahamas? Hmm.

And at 4:29, hear about the Tarantino-esque New World activities that make Mr. Columbus a not-so-nice historical figure.

Share this, especially if you heard something that you never knew about him.

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