On Thursday, October 11, 1492, Christopher Columbus, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea, Viceroy and Governor of whatever territory he might discover," sighted the West Indies. In a vain attempt to find an opening to the Asian mainland, Columbus made three more trips to the New World. On his second trip, he sailed with seventeen ships bearing 1500 men. And on Haiti, he found gold. After tracing the coast of Cuba, which he thought was southern China, Columbus set sail for Spain. Word of gold leaked out and the most violent gold rush in history was underway.
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