Latest Columbus Day Stories

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
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.