General Announcements @FMHighSchool:
- FMHS will be collecting gifts for “X-Mas for Kids” through 12/7/18 for students aged 7-12. You can drop gifts off in the MPR or at the library.
FMHS Activities @Bloodhounds_AD:
- No activities today.
- BooksRUs and the LMC Book Club is sponsoring a “Decorate a Tree Ornament” contest. Check in at the LMC for details.
- No FMHS birthdays today.
- French bread pizza; broccoli; applesauce; milk.
Word of the Day:
- Hitherto – adverb [hith-ur-too]
- Until now; until the point in time of the conversation. As in: the attempt in reaching his mother had been hitherto unsuccessful.
This Day in History: 1941 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
Fact of the Day: President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday in 1789. Thanksgiving was not celebrated nationally until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared it should fall on the last Thursday of every November. President Franklin D. Roosevelt made it a federal holiday in 1941.
Strange, but True: In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to change the tradition established by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 when he proposed that the holiday be celebrated one week earlier, on the third Thursday of November. “Franksgiving,” as it became known, was loudly shouted down by Thanksgiving traditionalists. A political rival used the opportunity to compare Roosevelt to Hitler.
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