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Why were there two Thanksgiving Days in 1939?

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In 1939, President Roosevelt declared Nov. 23 to be Thanksgiving Day, but some people waited until Nov. 30 to celebrate the holiday. Why did FDR pick Nov. 23 for the "official" holiday?

For extra shopping days

Because of Daylight Saving Time

It was a typographical error

That's the date of the Pilgrim thanksgiving

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