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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Holiday History Lesson...

I thought this was interesting.....

The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians celebrated what we consider to be the first Thanksgiving in 1621. Due to a poor harvest the next year (and an influx of settlers in subsequent years), the Pilgrims never celebrated another Thanksgiving, and it remained an irregularly-observed holiday in America for more than two centuries. The first time all the states in the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving together was in 1777, but that was a one time only affair prompted by the Revolutionary War. Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday celebrated on the last Thursday in November in 1863, and Franklin Roosevelt moved it to the fourth Thursday in November in 1939.


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