In 1863 Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving.
The Wampanoag lived near Plymouth for more than 10,000 years before Europeans arrived.
Cranberry sauce became popular in the early 20th century when farmers began harvesting bigger crops in bogs.
The Mayflower landed at Plymouth Harbor on the shore of Cape Cod in 1620.
The horn of plenty is a symbol of abundant harvest that often appears on Thanksgiving dinner tables.
Animals from Central Park Zoo including camels, donkeys, elephants and goats starred in the parade’s early years.
“Jingle Bells” was written by James Lord Pierpont for his father’s Sunday school class to perform—on Thanksgiving.
The Lions hold the record for the most games played on Thanksgiving Day.
The “Native American Heritage Day Resolution 2009” was signed by President Barack Obama, designating the Friday after Thanksgiving for the celebration.
Tryptophan is an amino acid that produces serotonin, a hormone that can influence sleep and mood.
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