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Be Thankful for Thanksgiving
Be Thankful for Thanksgiving

Nov. 17, 2023 - All things pumpkin in October are still going strong in November as Thanksgiving approaches. It's a revered holiday for its abundant food, fun and of course, football. But the history of the holiday is at the foundation of America. Did you know President Abraham Lincoln firmly established the holiday during the American Civil War?

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Today In History

November 30

1966: Barbados, an island in the Caribbean, gained its independence from Great Britain.

1874: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, British statesman and prime minister of Great Britain during World War II, was born at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England. He was made an honorary citizen of the United States through an act of Congress on April 9, 1963.

1835: Samuel Clemens, also known as Mark Twain who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was born in Missouri. He is quoted as saying: " I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it." He died in 1910 on April 21, one day after Halley's Comet. 

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