FDR and Thanksgiving … 11/26


1941
FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. The tradition of celebrating the holiday on Thursday dates back to the early history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, when post-harvest holidays were celebrated on… read more »
1776
Peyton Randolph laid to rest at William and Mary »
1931
First U.S. “cloverleaf” appears on the cover of the Engineering News-Record »
CIVIL WAR
1863
Mine Run campaign begins »
1950
Chinese counterattacks in Korea change nature of war »
1933
Vigilantes in California lynch two suspected murderers »
1898
Winter storm paralyzes southern New England »
1922
Archaeologists enter tomb of King Tut »
1942
Casablanca premieres in NYC »
1862
Alice in Wonderland manuscript is sent as a Christmas present »
1989
MTV Unplugged premieres »
1872
The Great Diamond Hoax is exposed »
2002
George W. Bush pardons a turkey »
1946
Football trailblazer Art Shell is born »
1968
Air Force helicopter pilot rescues Special Forces team »
1916
T.E. Lawrence reports on Arab affairs »
1941
Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor »