TIL that Christopher Columbus’s return was almost covered up. After rediscovering the Americas he first ended up in Lisbon. He was apparently so condescending to the Portuguese – who had NOT supported his trip – that the King’s advisers recommended discreetly killing him & so bury the news.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2005/08/27/4818444/the-last-voyage-of-columbus-an-epic-tale

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