In 1789, the United States observed a day of Thanksgiving declared by George Washington in celebration of the new Constitution. In 1992, it was announced that the Queen of England would begin paying income taxes, the first time a British monarch would do so since the 1930s. In 2000, nearly three weeks after Election Day, Florida's presidential election results were certified in favor of George W. Bush.
Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919), physician/feminist; Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000), cartoonist; Tina Turner (1939- ), singer/actress; Shawn Kemp (1969- ), basketball player; Kara Walker (1969- ), artist; Peter Facinelli (1973- ), actor; Natasha Bedingfield (1981- ), singer; Chris Hughes (1983- ), Facebook cofounder; Rita Ora (1990- ), singer
In 1956, Bob Richards became the first pole vaulter to win a second Olympic gold medal and set an Olympic record in the process.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt decreed that Thanksgiving would always fall on the fourth Thursday of November (rather than the last and occasional fifth Thursday) to encourage holiday shopping.
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." – George Washington
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