Archive for November 24, 2008

November 24, 1864

November 24, 2008

Governor Stephen Miller declares a Thanksgiving holiday, in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln’s recommendation that the last Thursday in November be used for this purpose. Minnesota had celebrated Thanksgiving Day before, usually in December.

Thanks to Carver Scott Educational Cooperative-students in the Stepping Stones and Ascent Programs for the research on November’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.