Christopher Columbus: A good thing, even: Harvey Morris berates those who lay all the ills of the West at one man’s feet | Voices | The Independent

HALF a millennium ago tomorrow, the flagship Santa Maria, commanded by Captain-General Christopher Columbus, and with the caravels Pinta and Nina in her wake, made landfall at the island of San Salvador, 30 degrees west of the outer limits of the charted globe. Europe had discovered America and the course of world history was irrevocably changed.

Source: Profile: Christopher Columbus: A good thing, even: Harvey Morris berates those who lay all the ills of the West at one man’s feet | Voices | The Independent

Memorial Day Video — History.com

A good short video tell us about how Memorial Day came into existence as it is currently recognized.

http://www.history.com/flash/VideoPlayer.swf?vid=3092043701

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