Things you may not know about Christopher Columbus
- Columbus didn’t set out to prove the earth was round.
- Columbus was likely not the first European to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
- Three countries refused to back Columbus’ voyage.
- Nina and Pinta were not the actual names of two of Columbus’ three ships.
- The Santa Maria wrecked on Columbus’ historic voyage.
- Columbus made four voyages to the New World.
- A lunar eclipse may have saved Columbus.