Not that long ago. In 2012. 6-years ago.
You may remember it.
November 22 is the EARLIEST the 4th Thursday can fall.
Bear that in mind.
The first time Thanksgiving fell on November 22 as of 1900 was 1945.
U.S. Thanksgiving has NOT always been on
the 4th Thursday of November.
It used to be on the LAST Thursday of November.
You can have 5 Thursdays in November,
as was the case 2012 & back in 1939.
The 4th Thursday in November
was made a Federal Holiday in 1942.
So, Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday
is but 76-years old.
Next November 22 Thanksgiving is in 11-years time; i.e., 2029.
Check Category ‘Holidays’.