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2014-10-14 12:25:55

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of people lined Fifth Avenue yesterday for the 70(th) Annual Columbus Day Parade, one of the world's largest celebrations of Italian-American heritage and culture. The parade, which is organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation, drew scores of people throughout the world who wanted to celebrate their Italian roots. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/151993 The red, white and green Italian flag was...

2014-10-12 23:01:55

New discoveries shed light on Christopher Columbus' trade routes and the only place to see these rare artifacts is at the world's largest children's museum. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis visitors even get to talk to the archaeological team that discovered the cannons and find out why they believe there are more artifacts waiting to tell the story of that time period. Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) October 12, 2014 “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” is a...

2014-09-29 08:25:56

Financial Legend Frank Bisignano Will Serve as Grand Marshal to Lead Acts New and Old that Draw Over One Million Spectators NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 13, 2014, Fifth Avenue will come alive with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators for New York City's 70th Annual Columbus Day Celebration and Parade, which runs north on Fifth Avenue, from 47(th) to 72nd Street from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and led by Grand Marshal Frank Bisignano....

2011-07-19 08:20:00

Philanthropist and Business Executive to Lead 35,000 Marchers in World's Largest Celebration of Italian American Culture and Heritage October 10, 2011 on Fifth Avenue, Starting at 11:30 AM NEW YORK, July 19, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philanthropist and business leader Joseph Plumeri, Chairman and CEO of Willis Group Holdings, will be the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Columbus Day Parade in New York City, Frank Fusaro, President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today. "We...

2009-10-04 18:00:40

A dispute over whether Columbus Day is a holiday for California state workers is raising tensions between the state and the employees, union officials say. Service Employees International Union Local 1000, which represents some state workers, has told members to stay home on Columbus Day -- the second Monday of October -- as called for in the union's last contract and the law. But California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger disagrees, The Sacramento Bee reported Sunday. The governor's office has...

2009-04-06 12:54:00

Columbus Citizens Foundation Calls on Americans to be Prepared to Offer Contributions, Goods, and Assistance as Scores Die and Tens of Thousands are Left Homeless NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The catastrophic earthquake in Italy this morning that has left an undetermined number of people dead and tens of thousands homeless is a subject of grave concern and sadness for members of the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York City. "Like all Americans, the members of our...

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Christopher Columbus
2013-10-15 10:27:55

Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer that was born in 1451. He is best known for his explorations across the Atlantic Ocean, under the authority of the Catholic Monarchs in Spain, which resulted in the discovery of America and the settlement of the island of Hispaniola. This is thought to be the beginning of Spanish settlement in the New World. Although he was the first European to explore the Americas, he was not the first person to explore the area and he...

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Word of the Day
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".