U. S. Thanksgiving history from the National Archives

November 25, 2009 THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING “Thanksgiving, like Ambassadors, Cabinet officers and others Smeared with political ointment, Depends for its existence on Presidential appointment.” -Ogden Nash Washington, DC . . . On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789, as an official holiday of “sincere and […]

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