Christopher Columbus


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This page, from American Memory at the Library of Congress, focuses on significant events in American history and culture associated with August 2. On this day in 1492, Christopher Columbus set out on his first voyage to what would come to be known as the New World. Information about the journey and links to related resources are found on this page.

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