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10/14/2013 02:13 pm ET Updated Oct 14, 2013

These Are The Only Two Places In The U.S. Christopher Columbus Visited

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Today is Christopher Columbus day, though you may be among those who agree with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs that "there's nothing to celebrate."

Though President Franklin Delano Roosevelt designated Columbus day as a national holiday in 1937, the explorer never actually made it to the mainland United States. In fact, the only two places in the United States that Columbus ever set foot upon were places that many Americans forget belong to the country.

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Where Columbus Set Foot In The United States

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post stated that the United States purchased the Virgin Islands from the Dutch, rather than the Danish.

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