Tory Historian's blog - Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Tory Historian Thursday, November 24, 2011 ,

There have been previous postings about Thanksgiving and its significance both for the United States and the Anglosphere in general. (here, here and here)

This time Tory Historian brings to the notice of all the First Thanksgiving Proclamation - June 20. 1676. This was not, as it happens, the first celebration of Thanksgiving, which took place in 1621, to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Interestingly, it was not till 1942 that the exact timing of Thanksgiving - last Thursday in November - was fixed by Federal law.

Happy Thanksgiving to all in the Anglosphere.

1 Responses to Tory Historian's blog - Happy Thanksgiving

  1. TH may enjoy this video from American conservative pollster Dick Morris, ‘How the Pilgrims’ Landing Led to the US Civil War!’, which he asserts independently collaborates the argument made by Kevin Phillips in his book The Cousins’ Wars.

    (Following upon a previous posting at Conservative History Journal, ‘The teaching of history’, you will appreciate with mirth how Morris flubs horribly the dates of the English Civil War, the duration of the Commonwealth/Cromwell’s Protectorate, and the rise and fall of the Stuart Restoration.)

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