Impress your dinner guests with this collection of surprising Thanksgiving histories, from how eels were served at the first Thanksgiving to the time that Mikhail Gorbachev cut a Pizza Hut ad on Thanksgiving Day.
In the runup to the Civil War, there was strong resistance in the South toward Thanksgiving itself.
The author of the children's poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was persistent in arguing that establishing the national November holiday could help heal wounds from the Civil War.
The history of Cucurbita pepo has a surprising connection to the abolitionist cause.
Before trick-or-treating came along, there was "Thanksgiving masking" and "Ragamuffin Day.”
This was, first lady Grace Coolidge later wrote, “no ordinary raccoon.”
Before Friendsgiving, there was Franksgiving.
Come on a trip through America’s second-most absurd tradition, right after the Electoral College.
How John Hughes made a 1987 buddy comedy/road movie that doubles as a rare Turkey Day classic.
In 1997, the former Soviet leader needed money, and Pizza Hut needed a spokesman. Greatness ensued.