by Ashley G.
Was born in 1451 in Genoa, a busy seaport on the coast of Italy. As a kid, Columbus read about the travels of Marco Polo, and wished to do the same. So on the morning of October 12, 1492, Columbus set sail on 3 ships known as the, nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria to find new trade routes to Aisia, and riches. Instead of finding the East Indies he found what is known as the Americas, scince he thought he found the East Indies, he called the native people of the land, the Indians.
Bower, Bert, and Jim Lobdell. History Alive!: America's past. Palo Alto, CA: Teachers' Curriculum Institute, 2001. Print.