The great explorer
Before his journey
A shortcut to China
He set sail on August 3, 1492 with three ships named the Nina (which is the name of my mum!), the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
The voyage was long and difficult. At one point his men wanted to turn back. Columbus promised them he would turn back in two days if they didn't find land. In his journal, however, he wrote that he had no intention of turning back
Columbus left 43 men behind. Upon returning home, Columbus was treated like a hero. He presented some of the things he had found including turkeys, pineapples, and some natives he had captured. The King of Spain was pleased enough to give Columbus money for future journeys of discovery.