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AMB 10-08-2012 09:52 AM

off topic Lief Eriksen day
 
See you are here Mr Cox Oct 9th is Lief Ericson day here the USA ,and almost unknown here he was here on North American shores 500 years prior to Columbus, really have not figured out Columbus Day ,it is not correct from a standpoint of History, my mother is of Danish descent martin

Mr Cox 10-08-2012 10:00 AM

RE: off topic Lief Eriksen day
 
Yes, the vikings were travelling a lot, in open boats, and knew how to navigate using the stars, true sailors.

Columbus on the otherhand thought that he was in India, talk about missoriented...
It is all about marketing though, then as now I guess.

qazimoto 10-08-2012 10:05 AM

RE: off topic Lief Eriksen day
 

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ORIGINAL: AMB

See you are here Mr Cox Oct 9th is Lief Ericson day here the USA ,and almost unknown here he was here on North American shores 500 years prior to Columbus, really have not figured out Columbus Day ,it is not correct from a standpoint of History, my mother is of Danish descent martin

It was the Irishman Saint Brendan who first voyaged to America 500 years before Ericson's supposed visit.

:)

AMB 10-08-2012 10:24 AM

RE: off topic Lief Eriksen day
 
Well an other player , yes legend has it he did, it sure as hell was not Columbus martin

AMB 10-08-2012 01:19 PM

RE: off topic Lief Eriksen day
 
Well if North America was not in the "way" he would have been


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