Leif Erickson Day

Leif Erickson Day was declared a national holiday in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson. On October 9 each year, celebrations occur to honor this Greenlander, but why? Leif Erickson was only twenty years old, in year 1,000, when he became a missionary for King Olaf of Norway. His task from this powerful leader was to… More Leif Erickson Day