November 25, 2010
The ‘first thanksgiving’ celebration is widely regarded as having taken place at Plymouth Colony in 1621, one year after the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England in the Mayflower. Did you know? The most quoted American author in the OED is Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) whose writings appear just under 3000 times as evidence for words and meanings in the dictionary. The top 1000 sources (people and titles) in the OED are available via the Browse/Source option. You can also read more about Ralph Waldo Emerson and his work in the American National Biography.