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Thanksgiving Day-duh

nonprofit data Nov 23, 2022

Some interesting Thanksgiving Day data points.

  1. Thanksgiving used to look like Halloween
    At the turn of the 20th century, Thanksgiving looked a lot scarier. Children and adults would dress up in masks and host costume crawls in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
  2. There are three U.S. towns named Turkey
    These towns are in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Texas.
  3. The author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" is responsible for making Thanksgiving a national holiday
    Sarah Josephine Hale, best known for writing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" petitioned several presidents to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.
  4. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons used to float off into the sky
    Up until 1932, balloons from the New York parade were released into the sky when the parade was over.
  5. "Jingle Bells" was originally written for Thanksgiving
    In 1850, James Lord Pierpoint was inspired by sleigh races in Medford, Massachusetts. He wrote "Jingle Bells" which was later altered a bit and sung around Christmas.

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