Leif Erikson Day — and other historical facts that just aren't true

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  • October 9, 2020
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Oct. 9 might be Leif Erickson Day, but don’t go grabbing that horned hat just yet.The day celebrates the 11th-century Norse explorer who is credited with sailing to Newfoundland, Canada, and settling Vinland hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus ventured forth.But Erikson’s story — and that of the Vikings — is rife with misinformation. For one, there is no evidence that they wore the now-famous

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