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October 07, 2011

Happy Leif Eriksson Day!

Leif Eriksson Day was proclaimed as a way to honor explorer, Leif Eriksson, the first Scandinavian known to have set foot on American soil and the contribution of the Nordic peoples to the United States.

Leif Eriksson: Viking Explorer of the New World from our Great Explorers of the World series includes illustrations of the explorer, color maps to help students understand the explorer's world, and primary source documents. This book isn't just for the report writer, but it is also great for the casual reader.

So, line up some long tables and set up a banquet feast to celebrate this great explorer.

October 08, 2010

Did Leif Eriksson who traveled to Canada, beat Christopher Columbus by nearly 400 years?

October 9 every year is Leif Eriksson Day. This day was created in 1964 and chosen for its connection to the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States (the ship arrived in NY harbor on October 9 1825), but ironically not for any event in the life of the Eriksson.

There are many fascinating things to find out about the Viking explorer: Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer who was probably the first European to land in North America. According to stories from the time, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, which has been tentatively identified as L'Anse aux Meadows, a Norse site on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, Canada.

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