Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover the New World. ... Columbus didn't reach the New World until 1492, 500 years after Leif Erikson's arrival in 1001 AD.Celebrate this great day with your favorite beer and whatever leaf makes you happy. Raise a glass and pour a libration to the boldest and heartiest explorers and conquerors of all time -- the great White men of the West!
Leif Erikson was the first European to set foot in the New World, opening a new land rich with resources for the Vikings to explore.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Today is Leif Erikson Day
Kevin Weitemier writes: