Columbus Day http://wlrn.org en How Columbus Sailed Into U.S. History, Thanks To Italians http://wlrn.org/post/how-columbus-sailed-us-history-thanks-italians It's been 521 years since the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus "sailed the ocean blue/in fourteen hundred and ninety-two." Since then, there have been thousands of parades, speeches and statues commemorating Columbus, along with a critical rethinking of his life and legacy.<p>But the question remains, how did a man who never set foot on North America get a federal holiday in his name? Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:17:49 +0000 22100 at http://wlrn.org How Columbus Sailed Into U.S. History, Thanks To Italians