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~Histroy of ThanksgivingThanksgiving Day is much more than turkey, trimmings, and football. Thanksgiving Day is an annual day of thanks for the blessings of the past year, observed on the fourth Thursday in November in each of the states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It is a day in the United States, commemorating the harvest of the Plymouth Colony in 1621. After the survival of their colony through the bitter winter, and the gathering of the harvest, Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony issued a thanksgiving proclamation in the autumn of 1621. The first Thanksgiving lasted three days, during which the Pilgrims feasted on wild turkey and venison with their Native American guests. Days of thanksgiving were celebrated sporadically until, on November 26, 1789, President Washington issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation. See link: http://adelaide.indymedia.org/newswire/display/57441/index.php http://scotland.indymedia.org/newswire/display/3432/index.php He made it clear that the day should be one of prayer and giving thanks to the Almighty. It was to be celebrated by all religious denominations, a circumstance that helped to promote a spirit of common heritage. However, when Thanksgiving Day was first inaugurated, only a few eastern states participated. That was changed through the tireless efforts of one, Sarah J. Hale, editor and founder of the Ladies Magazine (from 1828) in Boston. She was fired with the determination of having the w

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