August 3, 1492 CE – Christopher Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue

August 3, 1492 CE – Christopher Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue5 (100%) 1 vote Click to view full Infographic After seven years of attempting to secure funding and disappointment after disappointment, Christopher Columbus set sail on his infamous voyage to the New World on August 3, 1492. Though the Europeans had arrived five centuries before when the Norse landed in modern Canada, the Italian sailor’s expedition from Palos, Spain opened the door to waves of European exploration and settlement over the course of several centuries. Columbus moved to find a western trade route to the Orient by approaching the King of Portugal, John II in 1485. Proposing he be given […]