Timeline of Thanksgiving from the Library of Congress

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Thanksgiving Timeline



1621: The First official Thanksgiving, between the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians.
1817: New York State adopts Thanksgiving as an annual custom.
1863: Abraham Lincoln appointed a day of Thanksgiving as the last Thursday of November.
1939: FDR makes the fourth Thursday of November the day for Thanksgiving as an annual holiday.