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Christopher Columbus Saw Land!
October 12, 1492

The first Columbus Day celebration in the United States took place on October 12, 1792--300 years after his first discovery--but it still wasn't an official holiday for another 100 years. Days commemorating special events like Columbus Day or birthdays of famous leaders, like Martin Luther King Jr., become national holidays and help us remember the important contributions these individuals made to our country.
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