columbus day

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The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans.

The Queen City is giving Columbus Day a makeover. 

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The Akron City Council has voted to kill a resolution that would have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

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A measure being introduced in Akron City Council next month could remove the federal Columbus Day holiday and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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The city of Oberlin, southwest of Cleveland, will celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of the federally recognized Columbus Day holiday.

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On August 3rd, 1492, Christopher Columbus led three ships out of the Spanish port of Palos in an attempt to sail westward toward the West Indies for gold, valuable spices and trading. What he encountered instead shaped history profoundly. This Columbus Day, Classical 101 celebrates the spirit of adventure, the beauty and diversity of the Native American cultures, and music from local musicians who call Columbus home.