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Columbus Day closings: State offices closed


October 10th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States marks a very important day on the second Monday of October each year. The day is observed as a federal holiday and used ... Read more...

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World Champion James thanks Grenadians as country parties into the night


September 1st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
St. George's (Grenada), Sep 1 (IANS/CMC) Grenada's new 400 metres World champion Kirani James has taken to social media site Facebook to say thank you after a stunning run in ... Read more...

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Christopher Columbus was Polish, not Portuguese: Historian


November 30th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new book has suggested that the man credited with discovering America was actually the son of exiled Polish King Vladislav III and not the son of a ... Read more...

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First Americans ‘reached Europe 500 years before Columbus voyages’


November 17th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists, who studied the genetic origins of an Icelandic family, have claimed that the first Americans reached Europe a full five centuries before Christopher Columbus set off on ... Read more...

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Columbus not to blame for syphilis in Europe, says expert


October 26th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Christopher Columbus and his crew have long been blamed for bringing the sexually transmitted disease syphilis from the Americas to Europe after their historic first voyage.In 1493 they ... Read more...

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What’s Closed On Columbus Day? What’s Open?


October 12th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Columbus Day is the day set aside by Americans to celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus into the America’s on October 12, 1492. It has been set on ... Read more...

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Origins of Columbus Day


October 11th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Columbus Day is observed in the United States every year and the day’s origin is credited with one man who pushed for the day to ... Read more...

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October 11, Holiday For Columbus Day Creates A Debate


October 11th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is Columbus Day. This was the day when about 518 years back, in 1492, when Christopher Columbus landed in USA somewhere near to Costa Rica. ... Read more...

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Sonakshi Sinha Has Said “Yes” Only To Salman’s Next


August 16th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Salman Khan, who is taking a very keen interest in the Dabangg debutante Sonakshi Sinha's career, has advised her not to sign any more films until ... Read more...

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History Channel Airs “America: The Story Of Us”


April 26th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, Apr 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) History channel aired the very first episode of "America: The Story of Us" on Sunday. The program happens to be a 12 hour survey ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking says that aliens exist but we ought to avoid contact with them


April 26th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Apr 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Noted physicist Stephen Hawking says that aliens exist, but all the same humans should avoid contact with them. He says that human beings shouldn’t hunt and ... Read more...

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Aliens exist, but don’t talk to them, says Stephen Hawking


April 25th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): According to Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, aliens are out there - but instead of seeking them out, humanity should avoid any contact with them.Hawkin's ... Read more...

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Where exactly did Columbus set sail from?


April 6th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 6 (IANS/EFE) Did Christopher Columbus actually set sail for America from the Spanish port of Cadiz as the original historical version says? A researcher with the Circulo Catalan de Historia has ... Read more...

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Native Americans domesticated turkeys 1,500 yrs before New World discovery


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that Native Americans had already domesticated turkeys twice more than 1,500 years before Christopher Columbus and his crew sailed to the ... Read more...

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Earth and beyond: Shah Rukh on moon now!


January 25th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has transcended his popularity on earth and is literally over the moon with a lunar crater named after him by the ... Read more...

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Columbus was a Catalan-speaking Jew, says US scholar


October 16th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Cesar Muñoz Acebes Washington, Oct 16 (EFE) Christopher Columbus' origins are not obscure by chance, but rather the result of the famed explorer's having purposely hid the fact he was a Jew ... Read more...

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‘Christopher Columbus writings prove he was Spanish’


October 15th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 15 (ANI): The mystery over Christopher Columbus's true origins appears to be finally solved after a thorough investigation of his writings allegedly prove he hailed from Spain.Much research has been ... Read more...

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Politicians Participate In Columbus Day Parade


October 13th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, October 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Like every year, this year too people of the United States celebrated the Columbus Day on 12th October. Many offices and educational institutions declared holiday ... Read more...

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Christopher Columbus’ historical voyage led to America’s discovery


October 13th, 2009 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The accidental discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus set foot on 12th October centuries ago. So in honor of him, the second Monday of every October is celebrated ... Read more...

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Is Columbus Day 2009 a holiday?


October 12th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Both America and Canada are celebrating holidays today. It is a national holiday for US and for Canada it is a Thanksgiving as well, a double reason ... Read more...

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Christopher Columbus history


October 12th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christopher Columbus is known as 'the man who discovered America', when he on the contrary trying to find a westward sea passage to the Orient ... Read more...

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Happy Columbus Day 2009


October 12th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) October 12th is celebrated as the Columbus Day. Today is the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in ... Read more...

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Federal Offices Observe Columbus Day Closing On Monday


October 12th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Most of the offices in different parts of the country in America will remain closed on 12th October, Monday for celebrating the Columbus Day. In the ... Read more...

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English merchant Weston was the first to land in North America after Columbus


August 28th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.28 (ANI): A Bristol merchant going by the name of William Weston was the first Englishman to set foot in North America, seven years after Christopher Columbus.Two years earlier, the Venetian ... Read more...

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Prehistoric findings in Dominican Republic offer clues to Caribbean’s earliest inhabitants


August 19th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric water-filled cave in the Dominican Republic, containing stone tools, a small primate skull in remarkable condition, and the claws, jawbone and other bones ... Read more...

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Columbus crews teeth may give fresh insight into earliest European visitors to New World


March 20th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are studying the teeth of crew members Christopher Columbus left on the island of Hispaniola after his second voyage to America ... Read more...

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History extracted from teeth of Christopher Columbus’ crew


March 20th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Dead men do tell tales. Researchers are now extracting history from the teeth of crew members Christopher Columbus left on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola after his second ... Read more...

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Columbus proven not guilty of bringing anthrax to America


March 14th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): A new research has shown that Christopher Columbus, along with other medieval European explorers, did not introduce anthrax in the Americas, as the deadly bacteria arrived in ... Read more...

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Christopher Columbus was actually a Scotsman called Pedro Scotto


March 9th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): A Spanish historian has claimed that Christopher Columbus, who opened up the American continents to Europe, was actually called Pedro Scotto, and his family originally hailed from ... Read more...

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Pete Wentz credits son Bronx for helping him combat bipolar disorder


March 4th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): American rock star Pete Wentz says that his little son Bronx Mowgli has helped him keep his bipolar disorder under control. Wentz, best known as the bassist for ... Read more...

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Celebrate Columbus Day


October 13th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
October 12, time for celebration of Columbus Day and to commemorate the historic landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492.Columbus celebrations commemorate the Genoese explorer's first expedition across ... Read more...

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Why did the chicken cross the globe?


August 7th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 7 (ANI): A new research at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia is using genetics to explore the chicken genome to help understand the spread of chickens and ... Read more...

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Jeev is the Christopher Columbus of Indian golf


July 27th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh, unarguably the best Indian golfer, has had a career full of so many firsts that he can be called the Christopher Columbus ... Read more...

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Little-Known ‘Peege’ Named to National Film Registry


January 22nd, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Jan. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Randal Kleiser planned to get his start in filmmaking with something edgy and avant-garde. As a grad student at the University of Southern ... Read more...

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Rowers cross Atlantic in record 33 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes


January 18th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A gritty 14-man British-Irish rowing crew, led by a Scottish adventurer, has set a new record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, after landing at Barbardos in 33 ... Read more...

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