Past Times

November 28, 2013 12:00 AM

Thanksgiving finds its place

Prior to 1863, people in different states celebrated Thanksgiving on different dates and in eight different months. Abraham Lincoln stabilized the holiday, setting aside the last Thursday of November. Because November has five Thursdays some years, the day was later switched to the fourth.

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History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.

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