Facts to WOW on Columbus Day

Kayla Palesky About The Author

Thu, Oct 04, 2018 @ 05:38 PM

Eagle Express, DFW Fulfillment Experts

On October 8th, we commemorate old Chris Columbo. Otherwise known in history books as Christopher Columbus. While it’s true many of us know that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, that’s about where general knowledge ends of this figure in history.


Not to worry, though. As your friendly neighborhood and nationwide DFW fulfillment experts, Eagle Express is here to fill you in. First, let fill you in on the useful 3PL processes we can assist your business with.


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Need more of the scoop on 3PL services that Eagle Express can offer? Head to our website, or contact our team of experts today. If you need more of the scoop on our buddy from the intro, Chris Columbo? Keep reading.


While many of us rejoice in Columbus Day, held on the second Monday in October each year, it’s not because we’re celebrating the feats of old Chris. It’s because we’re getting a day off of work. Unless, of course, you’re a Dallas warehousing and fulfillment specialist. Then you’re still on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, holidays, weekends, and all 365 days of the year (including that weird extra day we get on a Leap Year).


Since we can all pretty much agree that we don’t know much about this historic figure, our Eagle Express team will give you some fast facts about Columbus Day. That way you can boost your knowledge, and maybe gain a new appreciation for this upcoming day off the clock.


  • Christopher Columbus was an Italian sailor.
  • In August of 1942, Columbus and 90 men sailed on three ships out of Italy: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
  • Their goal was to chart a Western route to India and China. Which, as we all know, didn’t go as planned.
  • 35 days into their trip, they spotted land. It was October 12, 1492 when they landed in the Bahamas.
  • Columbus and his crew weren’t the first to land in America, though. Archeologists suggest that Africans, Europeans, and Vikings were there long before Columbus. This thwarts the suggestion that “Columbus discovered America.”
  • The explorers were introduced to many things for the first time: horses, rye, bananas, and citrus.
  • Columbus sailed back to Italy with just two of his original ships. The Santa Maria wrecked, and it forced 40 men to stay behind.
  • That’s ok, though, because Columbus made return trips to the New World. Three in total.
  • Any portrayals you see of Columbus are entire speculation. His portrait was never painted.
  • It wasn’t until 1905 when Colorado became the first state in the US to declare Columbus Day an official holiday.
  • Columbus Day is somewhat controversial. In fact, four states refuse to recognize it: Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, and South Dakota.


Here’s to some more knowledge to fulfill your Columbus Day facts quota! (If you had such a thing.) If you need a different type of fulfillment, like, say, product fulfillment, or third party warehousing fulfillment, we have just the team of experts for you.


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