of November 19, 2001
This week's trivia combines the Spirit of
Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims, & the Mayflower.
"I am thankful for my family and my
friends. I like Thanksgiving because I get to spend time with them."
-- Response from first grader, Ben, when his class was asked
what they are thankful for and why they like Thanksgiving.
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sports his Thanksgiving Day hat as he prepares to attend the Thanksgiving
Feast hosted by Ben.
The IMA Hero gang will enjoy lots of traditional Thanksgiving
food. For dessert, they will have a pie tasting contest featuring
the home-made pumpkin pies baked by Robert
E. and Ulysses.
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This Week's Trivia Question:
When did the Mayflower
land at Plymouth
Where was Galileo
Pisa, Italy. When Galileo was born on February 15, 1564, Italy was
not called Italy. Instead, Italy was made up of independent city-states.
The city-states were in regions controlled by powerful families.
Pisa was located in the Tuscany region and controlled by the Medici
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you know President Abraham
Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as an annual national
holiday in 1863?
Yes, on October 3, 1863,
in fact. This was during the American Civil War. In 1941, the United
States Congress passed a law making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday
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My Grandma is my hero. I love her
very much. Every Thanksgiving she invites my whole family -- and
I come from a big family -- to her house for a festive Thanksgiving
dinner. She makes turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, potatoes, gravy,
beans, yams, asparagus, cheese, rolls, and a delicious home-baked
pumpkin pie. It's so fun to get together at least once a year with
my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, nieces, and nephews.
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Why does the United States celebrate Thanksgiving?
United States' tradition
of Thanksgiving goes back to 1621. The
year before, 102
Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England,
to Massachusetts on the Mayflower. They arrived on December 21,
1620, and established the Colony of New Plymouth. Unfortunately,
only half of the Pilgrims survived the cold winter. Luckily, the
Pilgrims had been given seeds by the Native Americans, and their
first harvest in 1621, yielded plenty of food. The Pilgrims had
a great feast and celebration to give their thanks. Soon, all the
colonies were celebrating thanksgiving days following the harvests.
This grew into the tradition celebrated today by the United States.
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First Thanksgiving in 1621
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