Skip over navigation

Mindhut

10 Geeky Facts About Thanksgiving

By Brandon Specktor Nov 20, 2012

11 of 11

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.

Tags: slideshows, thanksgiving, geeks, geeky things, facts, thanksgiving 2012

Write your own comment!


Write your own comment!


About the Author
Brandon Specktor

For 22 years, Brandon was a fat kid living in Tucson, AZ, which gave him lots and lots of time to write. He now works at a magazine in New York City, but still loves writing almost as much as he loves muffins.

Wanna contact a writer or editor? Email contribute@sparknotes.com.