During the official holiday for Christopher, chances are that if you are a Federal employee or a school kid you will get a day off in honor of the guy. There are states like Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming yes almost half of the country are leaving celebrating a day off their calendar. No parade no days off to celebrate Columbus Day. Is it because there aren’t enough Italians there?
He wasn’t even the first person to discover the American continent from Europe. Leif Erickson made land fall in North America centuries earlier and historians from the Hispanic Society say there were plenty of explorers sailing the seas in the same time Columbus was sailing around. What about Americus Vespucci? Nobody can even say his name.