Thought, fact & History: 24 November 2022

Thought, fact & History: 24 November 2022 [THANKSGIVING]

THOUGHT 

Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have — Catherine Pulsifer

FACT

One of the most popular first Thanksgiving stories recalls the three-day celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. Over 200 years later, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving, and in 1941 Congress established the fourth Thursday in November as a national holiday. Provided by FactRetriever.com

HISTORY

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2022 occurs on Thursday, November 24. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

1859 Charles Darwin‘s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published.

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