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Today in History: Columbus sets sail to discover India, reaches America

New Delhi: Born  in Genoa, Italy, in 1451, Christopher Columbus was one of the most famous explorers of all time.  Columbus' birth place Genoa was a great Italian port, and Columbus grew up surrounded by
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India TV News Desk August 03, 2013 7:57 IST
New Delhi: Born  in Genoa, Italy, in 1451, Christopher Columbus was one of the most famous explorers of all time.  Columbus' birth place Genoa was a great Italian port, and Columbus grew up surrounded by sea, ships, and sailors. Thus he had a passion to sail from his childhood days.





There are many myths surrounding Columbus' voyages. He did not set out to prove the Earth was round; by then, everyone knew that it was not flat.
 

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