Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in 1937. Columbus Day 2010 is celebrated on October 11 holiday.
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, hoping to find a route to India (in order to trade for spices). He made a total of four trips to the Caribbean and South America during the years 1492-1504. Christopher Columbus photos and pictures gallery check out here.