Happy Leif Erikson Day!
Geege Schuman stashed this in Celebrate
October 9 is not associated with any particular event in Leif Erikson's life. The date was chosen because the ship Restauration coming from Stavanger, Norway, arrived in New York Harbor on October 9, 1825, at the start of the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States. 
All hail the Vikings! Wait, was he a Viking?