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On Columbus Day, people in the U.S. remember and celebrate the day – October 12, 1492 – when Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas. It became a (0) national (nation) holiday in 1937, however, (1) (celebrate) were held in a number of cities and states on October 12 as early as the 18th century.

Columbus left Spain for Asia in August 1492. The (2) (Spain) monarchs, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella supported his voyage. Columbus wanted to find a (3) (west) sea route to China, India and the famous gold and spice islands of Asia. Most educated Europeans in Columbus' day understood that the world was round, but they did not yet know that the Pacific Ocean existed. They thought that only the Atlantic Ocean lay between Europe and Asia. So two months after his (4) (depart), instead of Asia, Columbus landed in the Bahamas.

Columbus crossed the Atlantic several more times before his (5) (die) in 1506. However, it wasn’t until his third journey that the great (6) (explore) finally realized he hadn't reached Asia but he had found a continent previously (7) (know) to most Europeans.

Columbus Day was originally celebrated every October 12, but was changed to the second Monday in October in 1971.


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