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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the ‘year of two Thanksgivings.’

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Answer: He worried that the Christmas shopping season would be too short otherwise, and would hurt the recovery from the Great Depression

Source: “In 1939, however, the last Thursday in November fell on the last day of the month. Concerned that the shortened Christmas shopping season might dampen the economic recovery, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a Presidential Proclamation moving Thanksgiving to the second to last Thursday of November.”

http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/thanksgiving/

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By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:08 PM ET, 11/19/2012

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