Why Did Columbus “Sail the Ocean Blue” in 1492?

by John D. Guandolo On Monday, America celebrated Columbus Day, and it is a federal holiday. Everyone knows the saying, “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” but how many people know WHY he did so in 1492 and not 1592 or 1422? The answer is simple. For nearly 800 years, the […]