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It is Columbus Day in America so some people have the day off (government workers mostly). Columbus Day is a celebration of the many great achievments of Italians and Italian-Americans.
So, Happy Columbus Day to our Italian friends!
 
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Yeah, found out it was Columbus Day when I stopped by the bank at lunchtime. (Who thinks these things up?)


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Note that we are celebrating the fact that Columbus finally discovered how to sail west to get to India :roll:
I am not sure if our American Indian citizens are celebrating this or not .
I think perhaps our India Indian friends SHOULD be celebrating this .
 
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Why do Italians celebrate Columbus Day? Columbus found so little support in Italy he had to go to Spain for funding...
 
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Also please note that this non-desired non-discovery was funded by Spain.
All future complaints about America can be forwarded to the Spanish Government in Madrid as accessories before the fact.
(Corrected - Portugal had more sense than this .
[ October 14, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]
 
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On a separate note, isn't it depressing that the Eratosthenes could have told you the diameter of the Earth more than 1500 years earlier?
 
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Diameter. What hog wash!
 
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Since my days as a physics major in college, I remain fascinated by how Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the earth (and the distance to the moon and the sun).
He was also the head librarian of the Alexandria library.
I think I am his reincarnation (Ha ha!)
 
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