Monday, October 13, 2008

Thanks, Cristoforo Colombo!

In fourteen hundred and ninety-two,
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
He took three ships with him, too,
And called aboard his faithful crew.
Mighty, strong and brave was he
As he sailed across the open sea.
Some people still thought the world was flat!
Can you even imagine that?

On the evening of August 3, 1492, Columbus departed from Palos de la Frontera with three ships; one larger carrack, Santa Maria, and two smaller caravels, Pinta and Santa Clara, nicknamed Nina. Columbus first sailed to the Canary Islands, where he restocked the provisions and made repairs, and on September 6, he started what turned out to be a five-week voyage across the ocean. Land was sighted at 2 am on October 12, 1492 which Columbus called the island (in what is now The Bahamas) San Salvador.
Thanks, Chris!

The cornerstone of the White House was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia on October 13, 1792.

On this day in 1903, Boston defeated Pittsburgh in the first World Series.
Go Red Sox!

In 1974, TV host Ed Sullivan died at age 72. It was a really big shoe!
Good night, Ed...........


Julie said...

I work for a gay man. The only time we'll get a day off is when Madonna dies. :)

AirmanMom said...

julie...thanks for stopping by, enjoy your non-day-off :)