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Vancouver removes devil statue with erect penis

Vancouver removes devil statue with erect penis

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 10 (UPI) --An unsanctioned nude devil statue sporting a full erection at the side of a Vancouver, British Columbia, road was removed by the city, officials said.
Ben Hooper
UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014
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UNESCO to send experts to Haiti to investigate possible Santa Maria shipwreck

UNESCO to send experts to Haiti to investigate possible Santa Maria shipwreck

CAP-HAïTIEN, Haiti, June 23 (UPI) --UNESCO will send a team of experts to Haiti to relocate a shipwreck believed to be that of Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria.
Brooks Hays
Demi Lovato says mermaids are aliens, real

Demi Lovato says mermaids are aliens, real

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --Demi Lovato opened up about why she thinks mermaids are real while discussing extraterrestrial life on "Late Night" with Seth Meyers on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Christopher Columbus' lost ship may have been found

Christopher Columbus' lost ship may have been found

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 13 (UPI) --The wreckage of Christopher Columbus' lost ship, the Santa Maria, may have been discovered off the coast of Haiti.
Aileen Graef
Minneapolis changes Columbus Day to 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

Minneapolis changes Columbus Day to 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to join several other municipalities and states in protesting the celebration of Columbus Day.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 15, 2014.
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Not everyone thinks the U.S. should celebrate Columbus Day

Not everyone thinks the U.S. should celebrate Columbus Day

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The observance of Columbus Day Monday in the United States is controversial as American Indians say the explorer's arrival marked a decline in their fortunes.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
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Parents worried about the fate of murals inside closing Chicago school

CHICAGO, June 7 (UPI) -- Parents and teachers at a Chicago elementary school set to close this year say they're concerned about the fate of two 100-year-old murals.
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Christopher Columbus
COL99070301 - 03 JULY 1999 - COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA: A replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, is silhouted against 4th of July fireworks in Columbus, Ohio. An estimated 200,000 watched the fireworks display. iw/mw/Mike Williams UPI
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Christopher Columbus (c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in northwestern Italy. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. Those voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements in the island of Hispaniola, initiated the process of Spanish colonization, which foreshadowed the general European colonization of the "New World".

In the context of emerging western imperialism and economic competition between European kingdoms seeking wealth through the establishment of trade routes and colonies, Columbus' far-fetched proposal to reach the East Indies by sailing westward received the support of the Spanish crown, which saw in it a promise, however remote, of gaining the upper hand over rival powers in the contest for the lucrative spice trade with Asia. During his first voyage in 1492, instead of reaching Japan as he had intended, Columbus landed in the Bahamas archipelago, at a locale he named San Salvador. Over the course of three more voyages, Columbus visited the Greater and Lesser Antilles, as well as the Caribbean coast of Venezuela and Central America, claiming them for the Spanish Empire.

Though Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas, having been preceded, five centuries earlier, by the Norse expedition, led by Leif Ericson, that established the short-lived colony of Vinland in what is now Newfoundland, Columbus' voyages led to the first lasting European contact with America and inaugurated a period of European exploration and colonization of foreign lands that lasted for several centuries and had, therefore, an enormous impact in the historical development of the modern Western world. Columbus himself saw his accomplishments primarily in the light of the spreading of the Christian religion.

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