- a harvest festival celebrated today in the United States and in Canada in October. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. While it may have been religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.
America's Thanksgiving Day Parade
- One of Michigan’s largest events, the parade has been a beloved Thanksgiving tradition since 1924. The streets of downtown Detroit come alive with bands, floats and more for all ages. Est attendance: 1,000,000.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
- A part of everyone’s Thanksgiving, the parade grows bigger and better each year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands and famous stars, the parade is televised for the whole country.
Tie One On Day
- Tie One On and celebrate the humble apron and the spirit of women of earlier generations who donned this universal symbol of home, family and mothering as the uniform of their daily wardrobe and helped make America the great country it is today.
National Espresso Day
- celebrates the very popular coffee drink called espresso. Espresso drinks have become increasingly popular over time. Do you have a love of drinking expresso?
Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
- We all have at least one extraordinary—and many times weird—ability. Now’s the time to get out there and indulge in yours.
D.B. Cooper Day
- Late in the afternoon of November 24, 1971 an inconspicuous middle-aged man wearing a plain suit and dark glasses boarded Flight 305, home-based in Minnesota. D.B. Cooper gained sudden notoriety as the perpetrator of the FBI's only major unsolved "skyjacking." He became the first and only "successful " parachuting skyjacker in American history, successful in that he disappeared with $200,000 in ransom money.
Comedy Hall of Fame Birthday 1993
- On Nov.24, 1993, there was the first annual "Comedy Hall of Fame" induction ceremony, as taped from NBC. Inducted were George Burns, Carol Burnett, Walter Matthau, Milton Berle, Red Skelton, and Jonathan Winters. Quite a line-up!!
What Do You Love About America Day
- Suppose the president came to your town and asked you to tell him what you love about America. What would you say?
Death Comes to Sesame Street
- In 1983, when the actor who played the kindly storekeeper Mr. Hooper on "Sesame Street" (Will Lee) died at age 74
Softball Birthday 1887
- Softball originated in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day. A group of about twenty young men had gathered in the gymnasium of the Farragut Boat Club in order to hear the outcome of the Harvard-Yale football game. After Yale's victory was announced (18-7) and bets were paid off, a man picked up a stray boxing glove and threw it at someone, who hit it with a pole. George Hancock, usually considered the inventor of softball, shouted, "Let's play ball!"
- This was updated by Catherine on November 24, 2011 -
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