Raise your hand if you were taught that Columbus proved to doubters that the earth was round.
Yeah, me too.
Our teachers were wrong. By the 5th century BC at the latest, the Greeks knew the earth was spherical. 2,661 more words
It’s our birthday–the day America, the “New World,” was “discovered.”
Of course, it was here all along, with thousands of inhabitants, but it wasn’t until October 12, 1492, that explorers from the “known” world sailed across the ocean and found it. 1,411 more words