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October 03, 1789
George Washington Makes Thanksgiving Official
During his first year as president, George Washington issues a proclamation declaring November 26 as a day of "Public Thanksgiving and Prayer." Though Thanksgiving had been observed before in America, this is the first one officially designated by the new United States. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt will tinker with the observance, changing the day the holiday is observed. Today, it's celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
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The Indians who first feasted with the English colonists were far more sophisticated than you were taught in school. But that wasn't enough to save them
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