1. Christopher Columbus sailed to Arzila on the Moroccan coast to rescue Portuguese soldiers whom he had heard were under siege by the Moors.
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4. Christopher Columbus continued to the Greater Antilles, and landed in Puerto Rico, which he named San Juan Bautista in honor of Saint John the Baptist.
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5. Christopher Columbus wrote, "While I was in the boat, I captured a very beautiful Carib woman, whom the said Lord Admiral gave to me.
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6. Christopher Columbus proposed that the king equip three sturdy ships and grant Columbus one year's time to sail out into the Atlantic, search for a western route to the Orient, and return.
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7. Christopher Columbus believed that Japan was much larger, farther to the east from China ("Cathay"), and closer to the equator than it is, and that there were inhabited islands even farther to the east than Japan, including the mythical Antillia, which he thought might lie not much farther to the west than the Azores.
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8. Christopher Columbus had left Portugal for Castile in 1485, where he found a mistress in 1487, a 20-year-old orphan named Beatriz Enriquez de Arana.
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10. Christopher Columbus arrived back in Spain in early 1493, bringing a number of captive natives with him.
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11. Christopher Columbus went to sea at a young age and travelled widely, as far north as the British Isles and as far south as what is Ghana.
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16. Christopher Columbus never set foot in the United States and he didn't discover the Americas.
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18. Christopher Columbus is often credited with refuting a prevalent belief in a flat Earth.
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19. Christopher Columbus made a fourth voyage nominally in search of the Strait of Malacca to the Indian Ocean.
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21. As he crossed the Atlantic, Christopher Columbus discovered that the angle between North as indicated by a magnetic compass and North as measured by the position of the pole star changed with his position.
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26. Christopher Columbus left 39 men, including Luis de Torres, the converso interpreter, who spoke Hebrew and Arabic, and founded the settlement of La Navidad at the site of present-day Bord de Mer de Limonade, Haiti.
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