Cabot Day?

2005-10-11

Yesterday was Columbus Day, a source of much controversy (especially, it seems, in Denver). Jim Bennett explains why it would be better for North Americans to celebrate the voyages of the Italian John Cabot than those of his fellow countryman Christopher Columbus. From now on I'll be celebrating June 24 (the day Cabot landed somewhere in northeastern North America) rather than the second Monday in October.


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