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Thank god America still rewards people who miss their objectives by thousands of miles

In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus landing in the New World. Teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day to teach ideals of patriotism around themes such as support for war, citizenship boundaries, the importance of loyalty to the nation, and celebrating social progress. Later on, Columbus Day was pretty much ruined for most people upon realizing our continent's founder was kind of a prick, not to mention a genocidal maniac. But don't let that stop you today from sending cards and being annoyed that your bank is closed.