Many people see the holiday as a celebration of Italian heritage as much as a celebration of the explorer. Some in the Italian-American community have pushed back against the idea of dropping Columbus Day, seeing it as an erasure of the man and what his achievements mean to some Italian-Americans.
Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson said in a statement: "The Knights of Columbus joins the vast majority of Americans in celebrating Columbus Day". In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a federal holiday after intense lobbying by a Catholic service organization consisting largely of Italian Americans, the Los Angeles Timesreported.
In last year's executive proclamation marking Indigenous People's Day, Vermont Gov. Peter Schumlin wrote the objective of the day is to recognize that the state "was founded and is built upon lands first inhabited by the Indigenous Peoples of this region".
"Columbus didn't discover America. And we're entitled to do that just as they are entitled to celebrate who they are".
"Our city owes our very founding to the indigenous peoples in Denver", he said.
No matter how you #Celebrate The Day, Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, made a proclamation of Friday, October 6 that Monday, October 9 will be observed as Columbus Day.
The holiday, which is celebrated on the second Monday in October, has drawn controversy in some quarters of the United States, with a growing number of cities choosing to reinterpret what the day stands for, rebranding it Indigenous Peoples Day and celebrating Native Americans.
Marlene Warrant was reportedly shot in the face and was taken to Palm West Hospital, where she died two days later. Despite the efforts of detectives, there wasn't enough DNA evidence at the time to convict either of them.
However, Severino is a young pitcher starting in arguably the most important game of his life while Santana is a savvy veteran. Over his 211.1 innings and 16-8 record this year, Santana has a 3.28 ERA with 167 Ks.
Unlike the old PSVR which debuted past year , the new design does not require users to disconnect in order to view HDR content. There are majorly 3 VR headsets in the market, one from Facebook ( Oculus Rift), HTC Vive and lastly the Sony PlayStation VR .
Saudi Arabia's Royal Court announced that decision to publish, n women will be allowed to drive a driver's license announced. The kingdom's dress code requires women to wear an abaya (cloak) and veil, though the latter is selectively enforced.
According to WhoScored.com , Adam Lallana, Adam Bogdan and Nathaniel Clyne remain sidelined due to injury for the visitors. Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has likened the Liverpool defense as a necessary deficiency with their prolific attack.
Prince Harry's girlfriend, 36, appeared with him for the first time in public this week at the Invictus Games , also in Toronto. The 44th USA president shared a laugh with the prince, posed for pictures with athletes and shook hands with spectators.
But the campaigner said the battle is not over, with a major setback for women in Saudi Arabia that needs to "disappear". Social media campaigns such as "I am my own guardian" and " Saudi Women Can Drive" swiftly gained traction online.
Yuzvendra Chahal pegged Australia back once again when he dismissed Maxwell for the fourth time in as many innings. Indian cricket team has a hundred per cent record in T20Is against Australia while playing at home.
Puerto Rico's infrastructure was demolished by Hurricane Maria . In Puerto Rico, things are still in the planning stages.
Belgium Confirm Marouane Fellaini Knee Ligament Injury
Marouane Fellaini was forced off after 29 minutes in Belgium's WCQ clash at Bosnia-Herzegovina with an apparent knee injury. Manchester United are now placed at second position in the Premier League with six wins and one draw in seven matches.
Brazilian Olympic chief arrested in Rio de Janeiro
Yesterday, whistle-blower Eric Maleson told ATR that he had written to the IOC yet again asking for intervention in the committee. Nuzman, a 75-year-old lawyer, was also removed from the IOC's panel overseeing preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Here's what to expect from Blade Runner 2049
Their Los Angeles of 2049 is dark, moody, and full of weather (like rain and snow) foreign to the city as we know it. It has a mostly linear plotline with only occasional tangents into abstract concepts, so it's much easier to follow.
Netflix Is Doing Another Price Hike, Unfortunately
Netflix told Mashable that it occasionally raises prices in order to add more content and features to the platform. Wall Street appeared to approve of the move, as Netflix shares were up almost 4% to $191 apiece in midday trading.
Rock and Roll legend, Tom Petty, dies at the age of 66
There will likely be many more live tributes to Petty in the days ahead, but this was a handsome way to kick it off. The 66-year-old was found unconscious in his home Monday night and was rushed to UCLA Medical Center.
Jay Z & Ryan Gosling Star In "SNL" Promo
The Drive star was on SNL for the second time along with musical guest Jay Z and was clearly loving every minute of it. However, even with Ryan Gosling's presence, the main standout of the show was again Kate McKinnon .
Catalan leaders vow to push forward on referendum
He is also reluctant to open a Pandora's box in a fragile decentralised Spain where regions have differing levels of autonomy. Barcelona is a city of peace, proud of its diversity and with a strong cosmopolitan and pro-European vocation.
Tom Price 'Regrets' Chartering Flights at Taxpayer Expense
The House Oversight and Government Reform committee sent detailed records requests to the White House and 24 federal agencies. Ruben Gallego, R-Ariz.; Ted Lieu, D-Calif.; Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich.; Jamie Raskin, D-Md.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.
Trump bitched out Tom Price over his use of private planes
Trump has publicly expressed displeasure with an official before, in one of his breaks from past behaviour by presidents. On June 6, Price chartered a private jet to Nashville Tennessee, where he owns a condo and where his musician son lives.