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1620: The Wampanoag Indian Thanksgiving story deserves to be known
1620: The Wampanoag Indian Thanksgiving story deserves to be known
Nov 26 all-day
1620: The Wampanoag Indian Thanksgiving story deserves to be known
Everyone’s history matters: The Wampanoag Indian Thanksgiving story deserves to be known Michele Felice Corné (1752–1845), The Landing of the Pilgrims, 1803. Credit: U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Reception Rooms “The antidote to feel-good history is … Continue reading "1620: The Wampanoag Indian Thanksgiving story deserves to be known"
1824: First Official Thanksgiving in Michigan
1824: First Official Thanksgiving in Michigan
Nov 26 all-day
On November 25, 1824, Territorial Governor Lewis Cass declared the first Thanksgiving holiday for the residents of Michigan in Detroit. Now Thanksgiving also occurs on the 4th Thursday of November. Sources : Pasty Central Day … Continue reading "1824: First Official Thanksgiving in Michigan"
1883 : Sojourner Truth Dies in Battle Creek
1883 : Sojourner Truth Dies in Battle Creek
Nov 26 all-day
1883 : Sojourner Truth Dies in Battle Creek
Sojourner Truth, the noted abolitionist and women’s rights activist, died in Battle Creek, Michigan, on November 26, 1883. When she passed away at age eighty-six, her funeral at the Congregational Church was thought the largest … Continue reading "1883 : Sojourner Truth Dies in Battle Creek"
1910: Thanksgiving in Lansing Recalled (Date Varies)
1910: Thanksgiving in Lansing Recalled (Date Varies)
Nov 26 all-day
A hundred years ago, Thanksgiving in Lansing was a quiescent affair. The paper describes an abeyance of business throughout the city. However, the post office was open from 7-9 am and a delivery was made. … Continue reading "1910: Thanksgiving in Lansing Recalled (Date Varies)"
1924 : Italian Wooden Puppets Become Featured Part of Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade
1924 : Italian Wooden Puppets Become Featured Part of Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade
Nov 26 all-day
Some are pirates. Some are Martians. Some are animals. And the oldest ones—arguably the most elaborate and haunting — are Italian. Italian, because in the mid-1920s, Charles Wendel, then-director of displays at Hudson’s department store … Continue reading "1924 : Italian Wooden Puppets Become Featured Part of Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade"
1924: First Detroit Thanksgiving Parade
1924: First Detroit Thanksgiving Parade
Nov 26 all-day
In 1924, Charles F. Wendel, display manager at the J.L. Hudson Company, conceived the idea of a grand Thanksgiving parade down Woodward Avenue, with Santa alighting from his sleigh at Hudson’s to take up residence … Continue reading "1924: First Detroit Thanksgiving Parade"
1990 : Chilly Willy Balloon Escapes Detroit Parade
1990 : Chilly Willy Balloon Escapes Detroit Parade
Nov 26 all-day
1990 : Chilly Willy Balloon Escapes Detroit Parade
A newer Chilly Willy balloon photo from a more recent parade. I love Chilly Willy and the Thanksgiving Day Parade and back in 1990, these two combined to make what for me is the best … Continue reading "1990 : Chilly Willy Balloon Escapes Detroit Parade"
1990: How Art Van Elsander Saved Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade
1990: How Art Van Elsander Saved Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade
Nov 26 all-day
On a day dedicated to gratitude and family, furniture mogul Art Van Elslander is especially grateful this year for an on-the-spot decision he made 25 years ago to save a beloved Detroit tradition: the Thanksgiving … Continue reading "1990: How Art Van Elsander Saved Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade"
2018 : Gobblers and the Gridiron – Detroit and Thanksgiving Football
2018 : Gobblers and the Gridiron – Detroit and Thanksgiving Football
Nov 26 all-day
2018 : Gobblers and the Gridiron - Detroit and Thanksgiving Football
It is hard to grow up in Michigan and not have at least seen or heard the Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving afternoon. Detroit has played in every Thanksgiving game since 1934. Like turkey, it’s … Continue reading "2018 : Gobblers and the Gridiron – Detroit and Thanksgiving Football"
2018 : Happy Thanksgiving (Date Varies)
2018 : Happy Thanksgiving (Date Varies)
Nov 26 all-day
We hope that you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving where ever you are. The U.S. Government hopes so as well -— and has a page of interesting Thanksgiving information. It has facts and statistics … Continue reading "2018 : Happy Thanksgiving (Date Varies)"
2018 : Thanksgiving and Mary Had a Little Lamb (Date Varies)
2018 : Thanksgiving and Mary Had a Little Lamb (Date Varies)
Nov 26 all-day
2018 : Thanksgiving and Mary Had a Little Lamb (Date Varies)
Do you enjoy Thanksgiving? Can you say the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb?” What do they both have in common? Sarah Hale. Sarah was born Sarah Buell on October 24, 1788, in Newport, … Continue reading "2018 : Thanksgiving and Mary Had a Little Lamb (Date Varies)"
2018 : Who Celebrated the First Thanksgiving?
2018 : Who Celebrated the First Thanksgiving?
Nov 26 all-day
If you guessed “Plymouth Colonists,” you might be surprised. These celebrations predate the Plymouth colonists and their feast of gratitude in 1621 — In May 1541, Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and 1,500 men … Continue reading "2018 : Who Celebrated the First Thanksgiving?"
2018: Turkey Day College Football
2018: Turkey Day College Football
Nov 26 all-day
What’s Thanksgiving without a football game? Football games played on Thanksgiving Day date back to 1876, when Yale and Princeton began an annual tradition of playing each other. The University of Michigan also made it … Continue reading "2018: Turkey Day College Football"
Sojourner Truth Day
Sojourner Truth Day
Nov 26 all-day
Sojourner Truth  Day was established as November 26th of each yer by the Michigan Legislature. MCL 435.361 The Michigan legislature recognizes the fundamental contribution Sojourner Truth made to the cause of abolition of slavery and … Continue reading "Sojourner Truth Day"
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