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Today in Legal History: Thanksgiving

In 1777, the Continental Congress passed the first official Thanksgiving Day proclamation.  In 1817, New York proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving, soon followed by many other states.  Abraham Lincoln set the day as the last Thursday in November.  FDR changed it to the fourth Thursday in November in 1939 (approved by Congress in 1941).

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Law Library’s Thanksgiving Hours Posted

The Law Library will be closed Thanksgiving day.  See our Library Hours page for service hours over the weekend.