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Did Mahonri Moriancumr Discover America?

By Bill McKeever 

Who was first to reach the New World? Many historians believe it was the Italian-born explorer Christopher Columbus, who, on August 3, 1492, set sail across the Atlantic and, three months later, landed on an island in the Bahamas he called San Salvador. Others contend that explorers from the north country, the Vikings, actually arrived in the New World half a millennium before Columbus.