- A magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale was one of the dominating individuals who pestered Abraham Lincoln to declare thanksgiving a National holiday. She was the same woman who authored the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” nursery rhyme.
- It wasn’t until 1941 that Congress officially declared Thanksgiving as such and declared it to be the fourth Thursday in the month of November.
- If Ben franklin would have had it his way the turkey would be our National bird. In a letter to a loved one he stated that an eagle has bad character and that a turkey was a more respectable bird. Interesting.