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What follows here is a bit about the history of Thanksgiving Day. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ON THE AMERICAN SYMBOL:
"The turkey is a much more respectable bird and withal a true original Native of North America". Remarked Benjamin Franklin, the scientist cum statesman, who was in favor of making Turkey the national Bird, instead of Bald Eagle.
The wild turkey is native to northern Mexico and the eastern United States. Later it was domesticated in Mexico, and was brought into Europe early in the 16th century.
Since that time, turkeys have been extensively raised because of the excellent quality of their meat and eggs.
KINDS OF TURKEYS
Some of the common breeds of turkey
in the United States are the Bronze, Narragansett, White Holland, and Bourbon Red.
In autumn 1621 the first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated by the Plymouth pilgrims
with their Native American neighbors, the Wampanoag. Today this occasion is observed as a national holiday in the US and in several other nations.
PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON
As President, on October 3rd 1789, George Washington created the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the United States of America and issued the first national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in the year 1789 and again in 1795 mainly to acknowledge the providence of and thank the Almighty God. The tradition of giving a Thanksgiving Proclamation continues to this day, with President Obama's official proclamation
A FEW OTHER EVENTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY
1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico.
1789 A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
1793 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
1862 Charles Dodgson (AKA Lewis Carroll) sends the handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures Underground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.
1865 Alice in Wonderland published
1885 The first meteor photograph
1922 KING TUT'S tomb entered
1949 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1962 The first recording session under the name "Beatles" 1976 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.
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