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10 Geeky Facts About Thanksgiving

By Brandon Specktor Nov 20, 2012

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10. President Abraham Lincoln Declared "Thanksgiving Day" A National Holiday in 1863

But in 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt moved the holiday from Lincoln's date (the final Thursday in November) to its current date (the fourth Thursday in November). This blunder is but one of many that confirms Abraham Lincoln as possibly the least memorable president in U.S. history.

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Brandon Specktor

Brandon is a writer and humor editor at Reader's Digest magazine. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, and wants to write a paranormal Western that begins, "First the cows turned up dead." What should the rest be about? Tell him on twitter @beardspeck.

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