A. The first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade was:
- Montgomery Wards
- J. C. Penny’s
- 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?
- Abraham Lincoln
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Thomas Jefferson
- 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?
- Mickey Mouse
- Felix the Cat
- Betty Boop
The answer is Felix the Cat. Who knew?