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Re: John Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby

Robert Bonomi (
Mon, 28 Nov 2005 23:34:27 -0000

In article <>,
Henry <> wrote:

> Patrick Townson <> wrote:

>> Just as a historical note, it was forty-two years ago this weekend
>> (Thanksgiving weekend, 1963) ...

> Sorry, PAT. It was the week before Thanksgiving.

> The assassination was on a Friday and I was in school. There is no
>school on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Ergo...

> Cheers,

> Henry

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Maybe you are correct; it was a long
> time ago (as you and I both know in our ancient ages!)

Simple fact-checking would show that Kennedy died on November 22, 1963.
A 1963 calendar shows:

November 1963
S M Tu W Th F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

November 21, the Thursday before the shooting, was only the *third*
Thursday of the month.

> Something I am
> not clear on, however: Thanksgiving is always a variable date holiday.
> It _always_ comes on Thursday, but is it the _last_ Thursday in
> November or the _fourth_ Thursday in November (sometimes there are
> five Thursdays.)?

A Google search for "thanksgiving holidy date" would answer your question,
*without* a need to clutter up the telecom newsgroup with off-topic ,
irrelevant, jabber.

Per federal legislation enactged in 1941, in the U.S.A., Thanksgiving is
the FOURTH THURSDAY in November.

> I know that now and again merchants complain when
> there is a 'late Thanksgiving' as they get 'cheated' out of a week
> of Christmas sales. What is the exact rule?

Set by law. Take it to a legal discussion group. :)

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