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Congress Establishes Thanksgiving

describes the various resolutions and proclamations that established and shaped Thanksgiving. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

To end any confusion, Congress decided to set a fixed-date for Thanksgiving. On October 6, 1941, the House passed a joint resolution declaring the last Thursday in November to be the legal Thanksgiving Day.
Photograph of President Truman receiving a Thanksgiving turkey from members of the Poultry and Egg National Board, 11/16/1949

President Truman with turkey

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