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Macy's Thanksgiving Parade (Credit: Pavel Kassin/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images)

The First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Look back 90 years ago at the humble origins of an American holiday tradition—the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Gerald Ford Turkey Pardon

A Brief History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

The annual Thanksgiving ritual of granting presidential pardons to White House turkeys is not as hallowed as you may think.

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Abraham Lincoln and the “Mother of Thanksgiving”

On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, get the full story behind one of America’s favorite holidays.

Plymouth Rock

The Real Story Behind Plymouth Rock

As America celebrates Thanksgiving, explore the real history of the Pilgrims’ purported landing place—Plymouth Rock.

Pilgrims Facts

5 Things You May Not Know About the Pilgrims

Discover five things about the hosts of the first Thanksgiving that might come as a surprise.