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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

Early?  Well the date of Thanksgiving has been somewhat of a moving target and has been hotly contested not only within the branches of the federal government, but also between the federal and state governments.  For a recap, check out this nice summary from the Center for Legislative Archives.  Thankfully, in 1941, the House, Senate and President all got on the same page, and declared the fourth Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving - as opposed to the original House resolution that declared the last Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving.  So we can all be thankful for some of the 1941 political consensus, which ensured that in years like 2012 we get to celebrate Thanksgiving a week early.


Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Posted by Michael Helfand on November 21, 2012 at 09:21 PM | Permalink


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