Columbus couldn't have mistakenly landed on the wrong continent without the help of his co-pilots.
Two descendants of the brothers Martin and Vicente Pinzon say it is about time the pilots of the Nina and the Pinta -two of the three ships that were part of Columbus' expedition - got equal recognition with Columbus. So why not celebrate Pinzon Day?Revelers gathered in Denver on Monday to give Columbus all the credit.
"I'd like to get the name recognized," Bob Pinzon, 54, a descendant of the navigators, said Monday. "I think Columbus got too much credit." [Link]