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Leif Ericson

(ˈliːf ˈɛrɪksən)
(Biography) See Ericson
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or Er•ics•son

(ˈɛr ɪk sən)

Leif, fl. A.D. c1000, Norse mariner (son of Eric the Red).
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The Norwegian National League is an umbrella organization for all Norwegian cultural, athletic and fraternal organizations in the Chicago area and sponsors a Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in Park Ridge, a Leif Erikson Celebration and Christmas Around the World at the Museum of Science and Industry.
He also wasn't the first European to reach the continent, as 11th-century Icelandic explorer Leif Erikson is believed to have made landfall on the Canadian coast in c986 AD.
They were conferred with "2016 Leif Erikson Young Explorers Award" in Iceland given by the President of Iceland and the highest Indian adventure award, 'Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2015' which was conferred by the President of India on August, 2016.
Norwegian Leif Erikson is believed to have been the first European to land on the mainland in the 11th century, so if you fancy a long ocean voyage with a load of hairy Vikings this is for you.
He dies during a difficult sea journey to find Erik the Red and Leif Erikson in Greenland, leaving Gudrid to fend for herself.
Which Norwegian explorer was the father of Leif Erikson? 10.
Tokyo, Japan, October 05, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Appirits, the Japanese developer of a Norse-themed web game Einherjar - The Viking's Blood has just announced their latest in-game event from 3 to 17 October 2012 (SGT or GMT+8) to honor Leif Erikson, the Norse explorer who brought the first Europeans known to have set foot in North America (excluding Greenland), nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus.
And despite playing songs which were designed to get the audience swaying rather than jumping there was plenty to get the crowd going with their encore performance of classics Leif Erikson and Obstacle 1 from their critically acclaimed first album Turn On The Bright Lights.
Germans, he suggests, have been present here in some form from the arrival of the Vikings at L'Anse au Meadows, where fragmentary evidence points to one of Leif Erikson's entourage being a German, to the "embellished" stories of U-boat crews sneaking onto land during the Second World War (286).
THE series, which ran from 1967-71, starred Leif Erikson as rancher Big John Cannon and Linda Cristal as his wife Victoria.