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:

Dana said...

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

Happy Friday.

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Joy said...

Good to know:)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, I didn't know that. Interesting!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Was that in 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Christine said...

I knew that!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that!

Unknown said...

Very interesting!

the chilicool said...

Very interesting post!!

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Pilar Domínguez said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Mama Zen said...

I didn't know that!

FilipBlog said...

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

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Linda said...

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

Turn The Page said...

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

Dascha said...

Really interesting ^^

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Powdered Toast Man said...

He also directed gremlins and the goonies

Unknown said...

Christopher Columbus is also my fave too.
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