Happy Thanksgiving from Management INK!

pumpkin-pie-1372787-mHappy Thanksgiving! In celebration of this American holiday, we’re happy to share some Thanksgiving Facts for all to digest!

  • Thanksgiving first became a holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday. (United States Census Bureau)
  • Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise. (University of Illinois)
  • 424 million turkeys were forecasted to be raised in the United States in 2014. (United States Census Bureau)
  • 856 million pounds of cranberries and 2.4 billion pounds of sweet potatoes were forecasted to be produced in the U.S. in 2014 (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday by lobbying a campaign through the women’s magazine she edited and sending letters to politicians. (The Washington Post)

Bon appétit!

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