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For years we have acknowledged Italian explorer Christopher Columbus as the man who discovered the “new world” which became the Americans. Reasons include some of the false information we received in our history books. What we have come to find out as we unpack true history is the violence and famine Columbus brought with him. So much so that cities are choosing not honor Columbus in favor of Indigenous People’s Day, which places the spotlight on the invaluable contributions Indigenous peoples have given to this country.

So while we will not acknowledge Christopher Columbus, there are some amazing Christopher’s to acknowledge on this day. From the many rappers who have been given the name, one of the greatest pro wrestlers of our era and some actors who are called Christopher, here’s who we do give credit.

1. Christopher George Latore Wallace

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2. Christopher Lee Rios

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Big Pun!

3. Christopher Maurice “Chris” Brown

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Breezy!

4. Christopher Brian “Chris” Bridges

2014 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

Luda!

5. Christopher ‘Kid’ Reid and Christopher ‘Play’ Martin

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Rappers

6. Christopher Julius “Chris” Rock III

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Comedian

7. Christopher Robert “Chris” Evans

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Captain America

8. Chris Hemsworth

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Thor

9. Christopher Michael “Chris” Pratt

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Star Lord

10. Christopher Emmanuel Paul

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& Chris, Jr.

11. Christopher Whitelaw “Chris” Pine

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Captain Kirk

12. Marion Christopher Barry

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The Late Son of Marion Barry

13. Christopher Wesson Bosh

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2-Time NBA World Champion

14. Christopher “Chris” Tucker

2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards - Show Source:Getty

Actor/Comedian/Smokey

15. Christopher “Chris” Anthony John Martin

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Coldplay!

16. Christopher Keith Irvine

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WWE Superstar Chris Jericho

17. Christopher Allen Lloyd

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Doc! (Back To The Future)

18. Christopher Walken

'When I Live My Life Over Again' Premiere - 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Source:Getty

Actor (Real Name Roland)

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