Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day in 1863. In 1941 Congress declared the fourth Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving Day. This reversed a decision by President Roosevelt to celebrate the holiday on the third Thursday in November, thus giving more time for the Christmas holiday. I wouldn't be surprised if today's Congress moved Thanksgiving back to the first Thursday in November so we can stretch out the Christmas shopping season even further!
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