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First U.S. Holiday by Presidential Proclamation: Anniversary 1979

November 26th, 2023

Web site: http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/thanksgiving

November 26, 1979 was proclaimed to be Thanksgiving Day by then-president George Washington. Both houses of Congress had requested Washington recommend a "day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God."

 
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