America was discoverd Octobe 12 1492 by Christopher columbus when..

United States
November 16, 2007 4:05pm CST
Our country was discovered Oct 12 1492 by Christopher Columbus..although this is debateable.. When was your country first founded..We have a day called Columbus day in honor of Christopher Columbus.
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@oriental (1051)
• Uruguay
18 Nov 07
As a matter of fact, on October 12 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered "the Americas" (the whole continent) not only the United States of America. That day he landed on a little island of the Caribbean Sea (Guanahaní). Later he landed on the Hispaniola Island that today comprises the Dominican Republic and Haití. Everybody goes on celebrating that day, even when now it's known that America was visited before for other peoples, like the vikings and perhaps the basques and the chinese.
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• United States
18 Nov 07
Yes you are right ..the Americas..so when was your country founded or discovered. ? Who is credited with landing first on your soil?
@oriental (1051)
• Uruguay
19 Nov 07
First landing on Uruguay's soil was done by the expedition commanded by Juan Díaz de Solís in January 1516. Unfortunately for them, Solís and some of his men were killed by the natives.
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• United States
19 Nov 07
In the early American history similar stories such as what happend to your Juan Solis happened to the settlers here..but the natives were here first and then were given a really raw deal in the end:(
@SViswan (12071)
• India
19 Nov 07
I'm not sure if India was founded. But India was earlier larger than the present India...and it was divided into India and Pakistan on 15th August,1947. And we celebrate 15th of August as our Independance Day since we got independance from the British on that particular day.
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• United States
19 Nov 07
Yes I think many of a country celebrates independence day; we too celebrate the day we became independent of the British:)
@Raymo23 (465)
• Uganda
17 Nov 07
In Uganda's case, founded means when did the first man come here, write about us and record that down. Sometime in the 1650's, though we had Arabs here by 1500.
• United States
17 Nov 07
Is that right? I think we hand Indians here before our Country was discovered..and I think the Indians got a raw deal.