Monthly Archive: November 2010

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Thanksgiving Day 1863: First Official Thanksgiving

Sara Hale and Abraham Lincoln When most people think of the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., they think of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians celebrating at Plymouth in 1621.  While the...

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Nat Turner Rebellion Blamed on Abolitionists

Nat Turner was hanged on November 11, 1831, for his bloody insurrection in Virginia 29 years before the Civil War officially took place, but the slave’s revolt contributed even more fuel to the simmering...