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Columbus Day

October 10, 2011 — Measured by its effect on all following history, the voyage of Columbus, ending in the discovery of a new hemisphere, was an achievement of the first magnitude. Possibly others preceded him, but he was the first who made known the existence of America to European civilization. From “Calvin Coolidge Says”, October 11, 1930

Coolidge on Columbus Day

October 12, 2009 — “…The glory of [Columbus’] exploit, great as it was, becomes almost unimportant when compared with its results. It marked the inception of the modern era. The minds of men were opened to new thoughts… The arts began to flourish… A new age appeared, great in captains, admirals, statesmen, poets and philosophers, and finally new nations…

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