The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620.
The Thanksgiving Feast that the Pilgrims had with the Natives in 1621 lasted three days.
It is not a sure thing that turkey was part of the Thanksgiving Feast, but venison was definitely part of the meal.
All 13 colonies celebrated Thanksgiving together for the first time in 1777.
In 1941, Thanksgiving was declared by Congress to be a legal holiday, held on the fourth Thursday in November.
The popular Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving. The song was composed in 1857 by James Pierpont, and was originally called “One Horse Open Sleigh”.