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Columbus Day was initiated by Benjamin Harrison, who promoted the celebration of Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of his arrival in 1892, and the holiday later became a federal holiday in 1934.

Columbus Day - Wikipedia

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Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937, ...

Columbus Day - Exploration - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of Columbus Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

How Columbus Sailed Into U.S. History, Thanks To Italians : Code ...

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Oct 14, 2013 ... The making of Columbus Day involved much glorification of the Italian explorer, including some historical inaccuracies. But Christopher ...

A Brief History of Columbus Day - TIME

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Oct 12, 2009 ... Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. On Oct. 12, 517 years later, banks are closed and there's no mail. And despite being a federal holiday ...

Why Is Columbus Day a Thing? The History Behind the 'Holiday ...

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Oct 8, 2016 ... According to History.com and the Library of Congress, the first celebration of Columbus Day took place on the 300th anniversary of his first ...

Why Is Columbus Day still a U.S. federal holiday? - The Washington ...

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Oct 11, 2015 ... Christopher Columbus wasn't Italian? Kris Lane, professor of colonial Latin American history at Tulane University, busts five myths about the ...

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Oct 8, 2009 ... How Columbus Day came to be celebrated. HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for ...

Columbus Day - Library of Congress

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History and images related to Columbus Day. From the Library of Congress.

Columbus Day History: How It Became a Holiday - Law and Daily Life

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Oct 14, 2013 ... Columbus Day has a rich history as a holiday -- even though many of us do not enjoy a day off work. Enacted by Congress to celebrate explorer ...