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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Christopher Columbus

E. Britannica: On This Day
Christopher Columbus, oil painting, said to be the most accurate likeness of the explorer, attributed to Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio, c. 1525.…1492: Columbus's first transatlantic voyage begun
Hoping to find a westward route to India, Christopher Columbus on this day in 1492 set sail on his first transatlantic voyage, departing from Palos, Spain, with three small ships—the NiñaPinta, and Santa María.

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