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Today In History: October 12

Slide 1 of 8: Engraving depicting the fleet of Christopher Columbus approaching the New World, 1492. (Lambert/Getty Images)

1492: Columbus reaches The Bahamas

After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights a Bahamian island, believing he has reached East Asia.

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