jueves, 6 de octubre de 2011

Columbus Day

On the second Monday of October Americans celebrate Columbus Day; they remember Christopher Columbus´s voyage to America in 1492.
Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa, a city on the north-west coast of Italy. The young Christopher often went to the port and watched the ships leaved. Columbus went to live in Portugal. It went away to China but for mistake it discovered America. The world was round, this was possible, he thought But he needed money, ships and men. They gave him three ships: the Santa Maria, the Niña and the Pinta. On 3 August 1492, Columbus and the sailors left Palos, on the coast Spain. His ships travelled about 150 miles day. The first celebration of Columbus Day was on 12 October 1792, in New York City three hundred years after Columbus´s voyage. This exhibition, starting in May 1892 and finising in October.
By: Irene Amor López