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Africa_1808.jpg (JPEG Image, 2020x1740 pixels) - Scaled (37. 5 myths about Christopher Columbus. Today is Columbus Day, time to buy appliances on sale and contemplate other things that have nothing to do with Christopher Columbus.
So much of what we say about Columbus is either wholly untrue or greatly exaggerated. Here are a few of the top offenders. 1. Columbus set out to prove the world was round. If he did, he was about 2,000 years too late. Columbus, a self-taught man, greatly underestimated the Earth's circumference. The Columbus flat-earth myth perhaps originated with Washington Irving's 1828 biography of Columbus; there's no mention of this before that point. 2. Yes, let's ignore the fact that millions of humans already inhabited this land later to be called the Americas, having discovered it millennia before. What Columbus "discovered" was the Bahamas archipelago and then the island later named Hispaniola, now split into Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 3.
This is hotly debated. 4. Columbus wasn't a rich man when he died in Spain at age 54 in 1506. The 15 Most Infamous Assassinations in History - GOOD Blog. 6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened. America's Freak Luck During the Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway may be remembered as one of the most spectacular naval battles in history and one of the huge turning points in the Pacific theater, but it started out as a pure clusterfuck for the Americans.
Despite going into battle with most of Japan's game plan in their pocket thanks to American codebreakers/Bothan spies, the U.S. Navy had little to show for it in the early hours of June 4, 1942. Just about every aircraft that took on the Japanese that day was destroyed, and all without delivering any serious damage. In short, the Battle of Midway started off like the Battle of Endor, only with every fighter in the Rebel Fleet crashing into the Death Star's deflector shield.
Where it Gets Weird: There was one squadron of American dive bombers lead by Lieutenant Commander C. His squadron started dropping like flies until, in an act of sheer luck that would make even J.K. Where it Gets Even Weirder: ...when he wasn't busy being a pimp. A history of conflicts - StumbleUpon.