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Holiday in the Americas

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Columbus Day: Holiday in the Americas
Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East only to land at the New World. His first voyage to the New World on the Spanish ships Santa María, Niña, and La Pinta took approximately three months. Columbus and his crew's arrival to the New World initiated the Columbian Exchange which introduced the transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, and technology between the new world and the old.


Gordon Sondland, Syria talks, Columbus Day: 5 things you need to know Monday

Gordon Sondland meets a subpoena deadline, Syria talks begin, Columbus Day and more things to start your Monday.
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Calendar: Week of October 14

From Columbus Day (also celebrated as Indigenous Peoples Day) to the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead
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Native American museum director: Columbus was far from the first to discover America

Scores of cities and a growing number of states are renaming Columbus Day to honor the history and cultures of America's indigenous peoples.
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Columbus Day: Celebrating cultural heritage, or the colonization of Native Americans?

A growing number of cities, states and universities are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, also known as Native Americans Day.
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Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day: What's open and closed on Monday?

Columbus Day, and in some states and cities Indigenous Peoples Day, is October 14 in 2019. Here's what's open and closed on the holiday.
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Casper is having a huge Columbus Day sale on their best-selling mattresses

Now's the time to get a new, cozy mattress from Casper to snuggle on this fall.
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Maine renames Columbus Day to honor Native Americans

Many states have already made the switch, including Vermont, Alaska and South Dakota.
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Vermont moves to drop Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day

A bill cleared its final vote in the Legislature on Wednesday, and Gov. Phil Scott said he will likely sign it into law.
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New Mexico gets rid of Columbus Day

While Columbus Day is still a federal holiday, New Mexico joins several other states replacing it with Indigenous Peoples' Day
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Columbus Day lives on in Montana: Indigenous People's Day bill defeated by lawmakers

A bill that would have sent Columbus Day packing and replaced it Indigenous Peoples Day was defeated by a state Senate panel in Montana.
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