October 24 1815: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

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Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, born on October 24 1788 in Newport Hampshire, celebrates her twenty-seventh birthday. She will later become an influential editor, a novelist, and the author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. Her persistent campaign, including letters to Abraham Lincoln, will help make Thanksgiving an American national holiday.

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