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The first Thanksgiving was held in early autumn of 1621 at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. The 53 colonists who had survived harsh conditions celebrated with what they called a harvest festival. Over 90 Indians wer... More »

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The origins of the traditional Thanksgiving narrative of pilgrims and Native Americans meeting for a meal in Plymouth Colony can be traced back to the fall of 1621. However, It is difficult to pinpoint an exact date for ... More »

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The National Day of Prayer shares a common origin with Thanksgiving Day. In the British colonies, there were two special thanksgiving occasions in late fall and spring. The first national prayer occasion was observed in ... More »

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Amelia Earhart changed history by contributing to the women's rights movement in America, helping advance the social standing of women through her teaching and writing and her feats as a pilot. She is most well known for... More »

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Prior to embarking on his first long ocean voyage at age 17, Marco Polo enjoyed the life of a wealthy man's son in Venice, Italy. His father, Niccolo Polo, was a well-traveled jewel merchant who spent much time away duri... More »

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