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bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:53 AM

LIEF ERICKSON DAY

President Obama proclaims today Lief Erickson Day. I going to find a Norwegian to hug.

http://news.google.com/news/search?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=Leif+Erikson+Day

In 1964, the United States Congress authorized and requested the president to proclaim October 9 of each year as "Leif Erikson Day". That date was chosen for its connection to the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States (the ship Restauration, coming from Stavanger, Norway, arrived in New York Harbor on October 9, 1825), not for any event in the life of the explorer. The day is also an official observance of several U.S. states.


papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 192.9 - Posts: 1025)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:22 AM

I'm a big old Norwegian-American who could use a hug, Bigmama. Come on over here by me now.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 6:22 AM


Rjenson
I just did. I was a little late; but . better to be late than never.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.4 - Posts: 2770)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 7:05 AM

What about a Prince Madoc Day for the Welsh then?!

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 117.7 - Posts: 1745)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 8:16 AM

Hey there are some famous welshman, wasn't Richard Burton welsh. They are famous for putting away the drink right?

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.4 - Posts: 2770)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 10:13 AM

Madoc supposedly hit the US about 800 years before Burton!

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Sun, 11th Oct '09 5:55 AM


Surreyman
You are too much.


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