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Columbus Day Debate: Hero, Villain or Both?
14 October 2013 | 4:18 pm In short, Columbus wasn't the first European to reach the Americas. But he made the most of it, for better or worse. And that's where the Columbus Day debate continues, including periodic calls to dump the holiday, or modify it to something like "Exploration Day." http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654835/s/32714d38/sc/1/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Ccolumbus0Eday0E20A130Ehero0Evillain0Cstory0Did0F20A548436/story01.htm
How To Best Act Like Columbus On Columbus Day
14 October 2013 | 3:23 pm Credit: Getty Images OK, so Christopher Columbus was kind of an a-hole: An imperialist, a kidnapper, a slave trader, a torturer, a syphilis-spreader…and he didn't even really discover America. Still, if we have to celebrate a holiday in his name — thankfully, by missing work — then we can at least do a few things  http://guycodeblog.mtv.com/2013/10/14/act-like-columbus/
How Columbus Sailed Into U.S. History, Thanks To Italians
14 October 2013 | 2:34 pm The making of Columbus Day involved much glorification of the Italian explorer, including some historical inaccuracies. But Christopher Columbus also became the face of a celebration of Italian heritage, amid discrimination in the U.S. http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/10/14/232120128/how-columbus-sailed-into-u-s-history-thanks-to-italians?ft=1&f=1003
Banks, post offices closed for Columbus Day | KFOR.com
14 October 2013 | 12:54 pm Explorer Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas on Oct 12, 1492. It was declared a federal holiday in 1937. The presidential proclamation requires the American flag to be flown on all public buildings. http://kfor.com/2013/10/14/banks-post-offices-closed-for-columbus-day/
Columbus Day closures around Chicago area | WGN-TV
14 October 2013 | 11:05 am Don't forget – today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday. Chicago Public Schools are closed. Federal, county, and many municipal government offices will be closed. There is no regular mail delivery. The Columbus Day parade … http://wgntv.com/2013/10/14/columbus-day-closures-around-chicago-area/
Columbus Day 2013 – Student News Daily
14 October 2013 | 9:00 am In addition, cities and towns, streets and health facilities, libraries, universities, schools, and in modern times sport teams bearing his name are symbols of his American stature. Columbus Day is a national holiday in the United … http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/daily-news-article/columbus-day-2013/