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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.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKEwL-10s7E?wmode=transparent&showinfo=0&controls=1&enablejsapi=1&rel=0&version=3&color=white&w=560&h=315]

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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