To help you celebrate the holiday, here's Columbus Day by the numbers. 1451: Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. 1492: Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered ‘The New World.' 3: Number of ships the city of Palos gave Columbus – The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. Only 2 returned, the Santa Maria ran aground and had to be abandoned. 1506: The year Columbus died. 1843: 400 years after his first voyage, Columbus' likeness was placed on a U.S. postage stamp. 1937: Year Columbus Day was declared a national holiday. 0: Number of paintings based on what he actually looks likes. 13: Number of places in the U.S. named after Christopher Columbus. Along with our state capitol, Columbia, MD, Columbia, MO, Columbus, GA, Columbus, IN, Columbus, MS, Columbus, WI, Columbus, OH, District of Columbia, Colombian County, OH, Colombian, OH, Columbia County, PA and Columbus Circle, NY.
Happy 55th birthday wishes to Thomas Morgan Robertson who celebrates today. In 1982, he released the album "The Golden Age of Wireless." On that disc was the song that VH1 ranked 13th on its list of "One Hit Wonders of the 1980s." An MTV favorite is today's "Lost 80s Classic"