Just between you and me, I'm getting sick and tired of people making fun of old Chris Columbus.
OK, he was looking for India and China instead of a new world; and he actually didn't discover the United States but landed on an island in the Caribbean. I'll tell you one thing though, it looks like no one else had the gonads to do it.
Oh and by the way, I'm tired of people claiming he made genocide. He didn't. The Native people just weren't immune to smallpox and other diseases. Columbus didn't plan it that way.
Columbus was a brave man and deserves all the credit he can get.