David4 Wrote:
Nov 22, 2012 8:31 PM
A history mistake in the fourth paragraph: In the old days Thanksgiving was celebrated on the last Thursday in November, usually the fourth, but sometimes the fifth Thursday. When it fell on the fifth Thursday it made Christmas shopping season darn short, hence FDR's attempt to move the holiday. As you say, Congress fixed it by setting Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday.