October 12: Christopher Columbus
On this date in 1492, Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas. In the United States, the event is celebrated as “Columbus Day” and falls on the second Monday in October. In 2017 the holiday will be celebrated on October 9, in 2018 on October 8, and in 2019 on October 14.
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La Niña (Spanish for The Girl) was one of the three Spanish ships used by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in his first voyage to the West Indies in 1492. As was tradition for Spanish ships of the day, she bore a female saint’s name, Santa Clara. However, she was commonly referred to by her nickname, La Niña, from the ClipArt ETC website.