Leif Erikson Day (October 9) honors a viking explorer known as Leif Erikson, son of Erik the Red. He is believed to be the first recorded Nordic person to have visited the area that is now the United States. It is believed that he visited Baffin Island and Labrador around 1000 CE.
Happy Leif Erikson Day! Leif Erikson made the journey to North America 500 years before Christopher Columbus was born. And yet Columbus gets all the credit............I sense discrimination against the Vikings.