Leif Erikson Day is an annual observance occurring on October 9. It honors Leif Erikson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson, Icelandic: Leifur Eiríksson, Norwegian: Leiv Eiriksson), the Norse explorer who led the first Europeans thought to have set foot in continental North America (other than Greenland).
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TODAY IN HISTORY

Today, Oct. 9, is … National Leif Erikson Day. National Pro-Life Cupcake Day. National Moldy Cheese Day. TODAY IN HISTORY. 1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach ...

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Presidential Proclamation on Leif Erikson Day, 2018

Washington, DC - More than a millennium ago, Leif Erikson sailed across the frigid Atlantic and set foot on North America, likely becoming the first European to reach our continent. On Leif Erikson Day, we celebrate the extraordinary journey made by ...

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