In 1492, Chris Columbus sailed the ocean blue, bringing with him swords, guns and terrible diseases. Learn about the fun adventures he had murdering and raping entire civilizations in the quest to "civilize" the east. (Which was really the west.) What a great guy! Nothing but an upstanding, peaceful missionary he was. Hey, at least now we get a day off work to celebrate his glorious achievements.
Penny Yodel was born on the moon in 1401. In the Nineteenth century, she was a caterpillar. Then, in 1922, she began writing children's books for the voices of the dead children inside her head and some real people bought them. Penny now lives inside an active volcano in a house constructed from nothing but skeletons.