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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Nov. 22, 1940

November 22, 2010 | 11:43 am

  Nov. 22, 1940, Thanksgiving  

Nov. 22, 1940: Talk about a divided nation! Part of the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving on Nov. 22, as declared by President Roosevelt, while 16 states waited a week. From 1939 to 1941, Roosevelt moved the holiday ahead to give businesses an extra week of sales between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but this was abandoned because there was no noticeable benefit, The Times said.

HOLLYWOOD AFTER DARK: Mickey Rooney gloomily leaving the Legion Stadium before the main bout when his date, show girl Jean Wallace, grew faint at the sight of blood, Jimmie Fidler says.

  Nov. 22, 1940, Jimmie Fidler