Friday, January 3, 2014

Fact of the Day: Columbus Island

When Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas, he arrived on an island he named Hispana in Latin and La Isla Española (The Spanish Island) in Spanish. Its modern-day name is Hispaniola but it's known better as the land mass that comprises both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. 

19 comments:

  1. Very interesting! I like his portrait—you can see he had a lot on his mind.

    Happy Friday.

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  2. Was that in 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue?

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  3. It was a dark day for the people of that island when he showed up.

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  4. Nice post , Adam. Today I knew it but you explained it very well. Kisses:)

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  5. You mean he didn't land in India? Then why did he call the locals Indians?

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  6. I can not imagine how hard the crossing of the Atlantic must have been.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  7. I didn't know that, Adam. Thank you for sharing this!

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  8. Wow. I actually remember learning that many, many moons ago. I like your blog. History trivia is quite interesting. Aloha

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  9. Really interesting ^^

    Wish you the best!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  10. He also directed gremlins and the goonies

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  11. Christopher Columbus is also my fave too.
    I am learning American History

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