April 17, 2009
Today in history: April 17
On this date in 1492, one of the most important contracts in history is signed, as Queen Isabella I of Castile and León inks a deal with a Genoese sailor, Christopher Columbus, to sail westward to the Orient in search of spices.
Columbus subsequently sets sail with three ships, but it turns out that both parties are laboring under a mutual mistake of fact.
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