John Oliver Wonders How Columbus Day Is "Still a Thing"

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Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver dove into the history of Columbus Day to address how, exactly, Columbus Day is "still a thing." The satirical video points out that America's "least favorite holiday" commemorates "a murderous egomaniac whose most famous discovery was a case of getting lost and refusing to ask directions." The segment also noted all the "other heroes" Americans could celebrate, suggesting, "Why not Frank Sinatra Day? He killed no Native Americans that we know of." Watch the satirical segment above and then check out John Oliver's rant against pumpkin spice.