Being confident that the Earth is round, the energetic Genoese begged for money from the Spanish rulers, equipped an expedition and went to the west. The brave navigators did not imagine the size of the land, and gave way to despair more than once during their journey. Columbus even wrote in his diary: “The captain of the Pinta caravel thinks we missed Japan". But the ocean still ended, and Columbus stumbled upon the island, which he considered Indian. Now we know what it is San Salvador from the Bahamas islands. And October 12 is considered a holiday to that the side of the Atlantic: on the Bahamas islands, for example, this is the Columbus Day.
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