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Franklin Roosevelt first declared Columbus Day a holiday in 1937, and at that time it was celebrated on October 12. Later, in 1971, it was moved to the second Monday of the month. I’m pretty sure this was done so that people could have a three-day weekend, not out of respect for the life of Columbus. If giant white sales and Doorbusters are a sign of honor, Columbus has reached the pinnacle.
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