...back in the 1930s, anyway.
And here is the requisite annual op ed from the NY Times explaining that Thanksgiving didn't happen "the-way-you-were-taught":
But then again, you probably weren't taught "the-way-you-were-taught" unless you are as old as yours truly (in which case you probably don't remember).
To put it all in perspective, we can suggest the "we croak" app for your phone which reminds you five times a day that you will die:
https://www.wecroak.com/ to download for iPhone and Android. No need to thank me for the tip.