Saturday, October 9, 2010

Leif Erikson Day

Were the Vikings the first europeans in the new world? Rasmus Anderson published a book in 1874 that says so. The date was chosen because the ship Restauration coming from Stavanger, Norway, arriving in New York on October 9, 1825. Leif is said to have discovered the new world in about 1001. Bearwiskers says...break out the lapskaus and kransekake!

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