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Christopher Columbus
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Explorer
    (1451-1506)
    Rose to the title of Admiral in the Spanish Armada
    Credited with finding North America
    Maiden voyage set out on August 3, 1492 and found America on October 12, 1492
    Captained a three ship group (Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria)
    Hundreds of statues of him were erected through out the world
    Namesake for the country of Columbia and the cities District of Columbia and Columbus Ohio.
    He was looking for a route to India by going west and bumped into America.
    In his four trips to 'The New World' he never stepped foot on what is today's U.S.A. or even the North America mainland.
    He hoodwinked the friendly Native Americans (Indians).
    He was thought of as a failure because he never found a western route to India and never brought promised treasure back.
    He brought tobacco to Europe.
    He tricked the Indians into thinking he had super powers by predicting the February 29, 1504 eclipse.
    He did not prove the Earth was round (it was already known).
    He miscalculated the circumference of the Earth, thinking it was only ¼ of what it really was.
    According to Ripley's Believe It or Not he is listed with 26 different years of birth, 30 different birth places and eight different years of death.
    He began European colonization of the New World.
    He brought horses to the new world.
    He brought corn and potatoes to Europe.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 268 Votes: 54.10% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 44 Votes: 61.36% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 51 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 33 Votes: 42.42% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 52 Votes: 55.77% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 153 Votes: 56.21% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 199 Votes: 50.25% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 139 Votes: 46.76% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 147 Votes: 36.05% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 77 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 107 Votes: 47.66% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 161 Votes: 59.63% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 280 Votes: 56.79% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 566 Votes: 49.65% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 757 Votes: 46.24% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2139 Votes: 53.81% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4901 Votes: 47.77% Annoying
 
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