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Leif Erikson Day
Leif Erikson
Leif Erikson
Day is an annual American observance which occurs on October 9.[1] It honors Leif Erikson
Leif Erikson
(Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson, Icelandic: Leifur Eiríksson, Norwegian: Leiv Eiriksson), the Norse explorer who led the first Europeans thought to have set foot in continental North America[2][3][4] ( Greenland
Greenland
excluded).Contents1 History 2 Date 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksHistory[edit] The book America Not Discovered by Columbus by Rasmus B. Anderson
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Coat of arms Motto: "In God
God
We Trust"[1][a] .mw-parser-outpu
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Upper Midwest
The Upper Midwest
Midwest
is a region in the northern portion of the U.S. Census Bureau's Midwestern United States. It is largely a sub-region of the Midwest. Although there are no uniformly agreed-upon boundaries, the region is most commonly used to refer to the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. By most definitions, it extends into North and South Dakota, Illinois, and Iowa.Contents1 Definitions 2 Climate 3 Language 4 Politics 5 Industry and tourism 6 See also 7 External links 8 ReferencesDefinitions[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
(/səˈskætʃəwən, sæ-, -ˌwɒn/ ( listen)) is a prairie and boreal province in western Canada, the only province without natural borders. It has an area of 651,900 square kilometres (251,700 sq mi), nearly 10 percent of which (59,366 square kilometres (22,900 sq mi)) is fresh water, composed mostly of rivers, reservoirs, and the province's 100,000 lakes. Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
is bordered on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, to the northeast by Nunavut, and on the south by the U.S. states of Montana
Montana
and North Dakota. As of late 2017, Saskatchewan's population was estimated at 1,163,925.[7] Residents primarily live in the southern prairie half of the province, while the northern boreal half is mostly forested and sparsely populated
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Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
(/lɑːs ˈveɪɡəsˌ lɑːz ˈveɪɡəs/, Spanish for "The Meadows"; Spanish: [laz ˈβeɣas]), officially the City
City
of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert.[6] Las Vegas
Las Vegas
is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley
Las Vegas Valley
as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities
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Nevada
Nevada
Nevada
(/nɪˈvædə/; see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States
United States
of America. It borders Oregon
Oregon
to the northwest, Idaho
Idaho
to the northeast, California
California
to the west, Arizona
Arizona
to the southeast and Utah
Utah
to the east. Nevada
Nevada
is the 7th most extensive, the 34th most populous, but the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States
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U.S. Representative
Majority (238)     Republican (238)Minority (193)     Democratic (193)Vacant (4)     Vacant (4)Length of termTwo yearsElectionsVoting systemFirst-past-the-post in most states; nonpartisan blanket primary with a majoritarian second round in 3 statesLast electionNovember 8, 2016Next electionNovember 6, 2018Redistricting State legislatures or redistricting commissions, varies by stateMeeting placeHouse of Representatives chamber United States
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Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth /dəˈluːθ/ ( listen) is a major port city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Minnesota
Minnesota
and the county seat of Saint Louis County. Duluth has a population of 86,293[5] and is the second-largest city on Lake Superior's shores; after Thunder Bay, Ontario, in Canada, it has the largest metropolitan area on the lake. The Duluth MSA had a population of 279,771 in 2010, the second-largest in Minnesota. Situated on the north shore of Lake Superior
Lake Superior
at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes, Duluth is accessible to oceangoing vessels from the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
2,300 miles (3,700 km) away via the Great Lakes Waterway and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.[6] Duluth forms a metropolitan area with neighboring Superior, Wisconsin, called the Twin Ports
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John Blatnik
John Anton Blatnik (August 17, 1911 – December 17, 1991) was a United States
United States
Congressman from Minnesota
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United States Congress
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
(D) Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
Steny Hoyer
(D) Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) Congressional districtsSenate
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President Of The United States
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
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Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon Baines Johnson (/ˈlɪndən ˈbeɪnz/; August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States
President of the United States
from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after having served as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. A Democrat from Texas, he also served as a United States Representative and as the Majority Leader in the United States Senate. Johnson is one of only four people who have served in all four federal elected positions.[a] Born in a farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas, Johnson was a high school teacher and worked as a Congressional aide before winning election to the House of Representatives in 1937. He won election to the Senate in 1948, and was appointed the position of Senate Majority Whip in 1951. He became the Senate Minority Leader in 1953 and the Senate Majority Leader in 1955
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Nordic Countries
The Nordic countries
Nordic countries
or the Nordics[1] are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe
Northern Europe
and the North Atlantic, where they are most commonly known as Norden (literally "the North"). The term includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, including Greenland
Greenland
and Faroe Islands—which are both constituent countries within the Kingdom of Denmark—and the Åland
Åland
Islands.[2] Scandinavians comprise over three quarters of the region's population and is thus the largest group by far, followed by Finns, who comprise the majority in Finland; other groups are indigenous minorities such as the Greenlandic Inuit and the Sami people, and recent immigrants and their descendants
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Washington (state)
Washington (/ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/ (listen)), officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
region of the United States. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by Britain in 1846 in accordance with the Oregon Treaty
Oregon Treaty
in the settlement of the Oregon
Oregon
boundary dispute. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. Olympia is the state capital; the state's largest city is Seattle. Washington is sometimes referred to as Washington State to distinguish it from Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. Washington is the 18th largest state, with an area of 71,362 square miles (184,827 km2), and the 13th most populous state, with more than 7.4 million people
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Stavanger
Stavanger
Stavanger
/stəˈvæŋər/ (Norwegian pronunciation: [stɑˈʋɑŋər] ( listen)) is a city and municipality in Norway. It is the third largest city[2] and metropolitan area[3] in Norway
Norway
(through conurbation with neighbouring Sandnes) and the administrative centre of Rogaland
Rogaland
county. The municipality is the fourth most populous in Norway. Located on the Stavanger Peninsula
Stavanger Peninsula
in Southwest Norway, Stavanger
Stavanger
counts its official founding year as 1125, the year the Stavanger Cathedral
Stavanger Cathedral
was completed. Stavangers core is to a large degree 18th- and 19th-century wooden houses[4] that are protected and considered part of the city's cultural heritage
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Norway
Indigenous status:Sámi[3] Minority status:[4]Jewish Traveller Forest Finn Romani Kven Demonym(s)NorwegianGovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy• Monarch Harald V• Prime Minister Erna Solberg•  President of the Storting
President of the Storting
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