October 9, 2009

Leif Eriksson Day - October 9


When the Vikings ventured far out into the Atlantic Ocean, they found a new land and called it Greenland. Shortly thereafter, in the year 1000, Leif Eriksson and his Vikings sailed west from Greenland and reached what is now called Newfoundland. Although Eriksson is not credited with discovering America, Congress has declared October 9 Leif Eriksson Day.

Source: The Old Farmer's Almanac