Columbus his name is Latinized from his native It. Cristoforo Colombo, in Sp. Christobal Colon.
America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else, and most of the exploration for the next fifty years was done in the hope of getting through or around it. [S.E. Morison, "The Oxford History of the United States," 1965]

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  • Columbus II — is an optical transatlantic telephone cable. It is approx. 12300 km in length. It entered into commercial service in 1994. It is in 3 segments has landing points in: Columbus II A (1121 km) 560 MB/s 1. Cancún, Mexico 2. West Palm Beach …   Wikipedia

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