IN 1592, COLUMBUS SAILED THE OCEAN BLUE?

Many college students don't know when the Civil War occurred or what Magna Carta was, according to a Gallup poll being cited in a call for universities to revise curricula. Part of the problem is that upon entering college, students ``often find few requirements in place and a plethora of offerings,'' said Lynne Cheney, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in releasing the poll Sunday. The survey found that 24 percent of the college seniors surveyed thought Christopher Columbus landed in the Western Hemisphere for the first time after 1500, and 42 percent could not place the Civil War in the correct half-century.

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