The Answer Sheet: Columbus Day

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Christopher Columbus: 3 things you think he did that he didn’t

And things he did do that might surprise you.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Stuff you should know about Columbus

A lot of what you think you know about Christopher Columbus is probably wrong. Here are some things about the explorer that might surprise you.

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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/12/2009

Busting a Columbus Myth

Is this what you remember learning in school: Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492 and crossed the Atlantic Ocean, disproving a common belief in those days that the Earth was flat and that he would fall off the edge if he ventured too far? Well, it’s not true. Historians say there is no doubt that educated people knew quite well in Columbus’ day that the Earth was not flat but round. In fact, it was known many, many years earlier.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/12/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)