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The History Of Christopher Columbus, Except This Time With The Actual Facts

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People often get sensitive when you attack their favorite traditions. Columbus Day became a national holiday 77 years ago after the Knights of Columbus campaigned for it in NYC. It’s the only U.S. federal holiday named after a non-American. It’s also the only U.S. federal holiday named after a sex-slave trader. (Seriously, look it up.)

John Oliver wants to know why Columbus Day is still a thing. So do I. Because of these obvious and glaring facts. And a bunch more. So watch this hilarious video on the subject.

If you want to see more things like this, I’d like Last Week Tonight on Facebook. In the interim, would you mind sharing this?

Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-history-of-christopher-columbus-except-this-time-with-the-actual-facts

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