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