there's nothing "American" about Columbus

By: scwolf



Unlike George Washington or Lincoln, his historical bearing on America is indirect at best and completely irrelevant at worse. I'm not a fan of liberal PC washing, but who this whole Columbus Day thing came about is pretty ridiculous. From Wikipedia:

In April 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus and New York City Italian leader Generoso Pope, Congress and President Franklin Delano Rooseveltproclaimed October 12 a federal holiday under the name Columbus Day.

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