Columbus Day, In The U.s.

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  1. orange&white

    orange&white TCS Member Top Cat

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    October 12th is National Parents Coming Out Day, but I'm sure someone can delete that one for coffee. Pretty sure I will make the substitute. Every day is coffee day at my house. Save a bean, name it Juan Valdez Day...just make sure he wasn't a schmuck.
     
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  2. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Top Cat

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    No, it needs to be Juan Valdez and his burro day. Can't forget the burro.:)
     
  3. doomsdave

    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    Columbus' "discovery" had gravely cataclysmic consequences for the people already in the Americas and nearby islands, whatever one chooses to call them. The Vikings were there before, well, what-ever. New North America Viking Voyage Discovered Apparently an Irish monk may have, too. Was an Irish monk the first European to reach America? Supposedly, some Chinese voyagers found their way to South America. Map Fuels Debate: Did Chinese Sail to New World First?

    What set Columbus apart was that a deluge of people followed him, diseases, weapons, cuisines, and all.
     
  4. doomsdave

    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    The Seminoles are a fascinating, group, based on what little I know. No trail of tears for them. Maybe share some history? I'd be very interested to know.
     
  5. doomsdave

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    I thought they celebrated MLK Day in AZ starting in 2K.
     
  6. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Top Cat

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    We actually were part of the Trail Of Tears. Some of them went west as the government 'requested' others stayed. That's why the Second Seminole War started. My ancestors stayed.
     
  7. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Don't know why it posted instead of quoted on that last one.

    We now have Civil Rights day. It's not MLK because of how they wanted to do it. For years, we didn't have either, but everyone was calling us racist for not having something, so government made a day.
     
  8. orange&white

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    They aren't great at solving real problems, but they do a good job "making days".
     
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  9. mani

    mani fervent feline fan Staff Member Moderator

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    Australia has a similar thing. We celebrate Australia Day on 26 January. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet from Britain, (a lot later that the US celebration). But it also marks the start of the slaughter of the Australian Indigenous people (and in Tasmania, their genocide).

    I avoid it.. it usually involves a lot of meat-eating and drunkenness, neither of which is my thing.

    Australians tend to be less patriotic than Americans, probably because our settlement is a lot younger and many white Australians were shipped out here as convicts. :)
     
  10. kat0121

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    Confederate Memorial Day - Wikipedia
     
  11. doomsdave

    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    Okay, thanks for sharing, and correcting my misimpression.
     
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    kashmir64 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Not a problem. Most people don't realize that is wasn't just the Cherokee that was on the Trail. There were many different tribes that were there. The white people were trying to remove the Indians so they could have the land. It didn't work too well, there are still Indians all over the east and southern coast.
     
  14. kat0121

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    I dressed Lilith up in blue and Sophie in gray for a re-enactment. They ganged up on the dog and she hid in her crate...

    :help: :doh: :wink:
     
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