lunes, 12 de octubre de 2015

October 12: The expedition led by Christopher Columbus arrives at the island Guanahani, part of the archipelago of the Bahamas in the Caribbean, and believe that they had reached India, in 1492.

With the support of the Catholic Kings of Spain, Christopher Columbus was able to finance his expedition across the Atlantic Ocean with the vision to reach India, in search of spices and riches. With a three ship fleet. Columbus reached the new world on October 12, 1492.

The missionary and Bishop Bartolome de las Casas raised to the altars, wrote the first voyage of Columbus with the title "The History of the Indies" that constitutes the main source of that first travel of Christopher Columbus in 1492, when a sailor sighted land.

The Ganahaní island was inhabited by the "Tainos" or "Lucayos" an agricultural town with maize, cassava and cotton; but Spanish invaders thought it was an Asian island and thus called the natives "Indians." Colombus named that island “San Salvador”.

Columbus abandoned Guanahani on Sunday October 14, two days after his arrival.