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A GERMAN GIVES AMERICA ITS NAME. by Ray Steinberg

A GERMAN GIVES AMERICA ITS NAME.


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23.04.2007 at 6:10h
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America received its name from a German cartographer named Martin Waldseemueller, in the year 1507, who first used the term on a world map to refer to the huge mass of land in the Western Hemisphere, in honor of the Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci.

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John Barnett, 25.04.2007 at 3:59h

Great story and shot Ray


Sali , 13.06.2007 at 0:54h

I`ve never heard something like this before! I was very surprised but I love this story :-)

Greetings from cologne/Germany

Sali

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Ray Steinberg, 14.06.2007 at 0:59h


@ Sali, Thanks for the comment, you live, and learn. :-)

@John, Thanks.

Ray



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