Food & History: October 3

Food & History: October 3

1789  President George Washington signs a proclamation declaring Thursday the 26th day of November Thanksgiving Day.

1863  President Abraham Lincoln declares that Thanksgiving Day would be an annual event celebrated on the last Thursday in November.

1883  The Orient Express Train makes its first run from Paris to Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey).

1952  The British Minister of Food announces the end of rationing and price controls on Tea.