For some of you, today is Columbus Day. For others it is Indigenous Peoples day and for the rest of you, it’s Monday.
For most of America, Columbus Day is coming up this Monday October 12, except in a handful of cities where the celebration of Christopher Columbus has been replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Because, you know, one can’t exactly discover a new place if nations of people were already living there for centuries.
Researchers initially doubted the theory that Columbus and his crew brought syphilis back to Europe from the New World, because 50 European skeletons allegedly dating back to before Columbus's first voyage showed signs of the disease. But now biologist George Armelagos and his team have reexamined the skeletons, and…