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1) The first national Thanksgiving Day, proclaimed by President George Washington, was celebrated on Nov. 26, 1789, the LAST Thursday of the month.
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2) In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving an annual holiday to be commemorated on the LAST Thursday in November.

3) - A) Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the official Thanksgiving Day from the LAST Thursday to the THIRD Thursday in November.
- B) Roosevelt felt the last Thursday was too close to Christmas (especially when the last Thursday fell on November 30, as it did in 1939)
- C) Congress specified the FOURTH Thursday in November (which is not always the LAST).

4) In Canada, Thanksgiving Day, first observed in November 1879, is a legal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October.
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5) False. All except Mexico celebrate an annual Thanksgiving holiday.

6) - A) Caruncle.
- B) Snood.
- C) Wattle.
- D) Beard.
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7) - A) Wild turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour for short distances (about 1/4 mile).
 - B) Wild turkeys can run up to 20 miles per hour.

8) The Transylvania Naked Neck Chicken is often called Turken. Some people think it is a cross between a chicken and a turkey because of the unfeathered area on the neck. This skin turns red when exposed to the sun, further paralleling the turkey. However, this is actually the result of a single gene that affects the arrangement of feather-growing tracts over the chicken's body. It can be easily introduced into any breed. Turkens have no feathers on a broad band between the shoulders and the base of the skull.

9) Benjamin Franklin in a letter to his daughter, Sarah Bache.

10) c) Turkey Egg are creamy white with red/brown speckles.



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