Trivia Answers

A. The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was:

  1. Montgomery Wards
  2. J. C. Penny’s
  3. Gimbel’s
  4. Macy’s
  5. None of the above

The answer is Gimbel’s Department Store in Philadelphia in 1920. It was a non-commercial event.

B. Which President was the first to establish Thanksgiving as a legal national holiday to be held the 4th Thursday in November?

  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. Warren G. Harding

The answer is Franklin D. Roosevelt, who signed a bill in Congress making it ALWAYS the FOURTH Thursday in November. Abraham Lincoln simply PROCLAIMED it the LAST THURSDAY in November. Sometimes, there are 5 Thursdays in that month. Does this clear things up for those that are confused?

Which balloon was the first balloon in the 1927 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

  1. Mickey Mouse
  2. Felix the Cat
  3. Betty Boop
  4. Superman

The answer is Felix the Cat. Who knew?


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