October 12, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

statue of seated christopher columbus in madrid, spain, pioneer, discoverer of America, 12 Oct 1492


Columbus Day!  Italian pioneer, Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ America on 12 Oct 1492 while heading for the gold & spices of the Far East.  His trips trading people, animals & food between Europe & America spread diseases – smallpox, measles, influenza – which decimated indigenous people, who had no immunity to them.  Travel & trade are routes to transmit infection, but never venturing out is no-go 

Guessed the Word?                  Series 66 (8/10)                  pic: AndPon

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