NATIONAL LEIF ERIKSON DAY – October 9

National Leif Erickson Day is observed annually on October 9th. The day honors the Norwegian-born Leif Erikson. The Norse explorer earns credit for bringing the first Europeans known to have set foot in North America.  Leif Erikson left the European continent in 999 and landed in North America around the year 1,000.  HOW TO OBSERVE …
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NATIONAL WASHINGTON DAY

On May 10, National Washington Day recognizes The Evergreen State. In a ten-day period, President Benjamin Harrison signed legislation growing the nation by four new states. Washington would become the fourth of those and the 42nd state. During his tenure, two more would join the union. The state’s history is filled with battles for possession over …
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