May20

Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
Oh! Ocean blue, on which I’m imprisoned,
I sing a sad shanty for you.
Loneliness with me, en route to the west,
Until that far land enters view.

Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer who “discovered” the Americas, died today in 1506.

Joe Cocker, English singer, was born on this day in 1944.

John Clare, English poet, died on this day in 1864.

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