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Indigenous Peoples' Day

See ya, Columbus. Monday, the Seattle City Council officially declared the second Monday in October, known throughout America as Columbus Day, to be referred to as "Indigenous Peoples' Day" from now on. Italian-American opposition to the move was dwarfed by support from Native American activists who have long pushed for a name change as well as recognition and education about America's, and Seattle's true historical beginnings. [Seattle Times, image via Seattle Municipal Archives]