https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of ... was intermittent until the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, when Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1863, during the American Civil War.

https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving

Mar 15, 2019 ... In 1817, New York became the first of several states to officially adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday; each celebrated it on a different day, ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-establishes-modern-thanksgiving-holiday

Mar 7, 2019 ... In 1789, President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday, when, at the request of Congress, ...

https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/how-thanksgiving-became-a-holiday

Nov 23, 2017 ... What if I told you the faces of Thanksgiving were not of Pilgrims and Native Americans, but of a U.S. president and a magazine editor?

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-proclaims-official-thanksgiving-holiday

Nov 16, 2009 ... ... “day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” While Congress overwhelmingly agreed to Washington's suggestion, the holiday did not yet become ...

http://time.com/4577082/thanksgiving-holiday-history-origins/

Nov 23, 2016 ... Thanksgiving as a national holiday owes its origins to Sarah ... also wrote the poem that became the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2014/11/26/why-we-celebrate-thanksgiving-every-year-it-isnt-what-you-think/

Nov 24, 2016 ... 26, a Thanksgiving holiday, but only for that year, and it wasn't ... became a famous figure in the country who set fashion, reading and cooking ...

https://americacomesalive.com/2011/11/22/have-you-ever-wondered-when-thanksgiving-became-a-national-holiday/

Thanksgiving holiday has its roots in several occasions: a harvest celebration, a celebration of our Constitution, and finally, a national holiday.

https://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/thanksgiving-history-facts-first/

Nov 19, 2018 ... Why does America celebrate Thanksgiving and when was the first Thanksgiving? When did Thanksgiving become a national holiday?

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Thanksgiving-Day

Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating ... Thanksgiving Day did not become an official holiday until Northerners ...