Happy Thanksgiving from Management INK!

pumpkin-pie-1372787-mHappy Thanksgiving! In celebration of this American holiday, we’re happy to share some Thanksgiving Facts for all to digest!

  • Thanksgiving first became a holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday. (United States Census Bureau)
  • Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise. (University of Illinois)
  • 424 million turkeys were forecasted to be raised in the United States in 2014. (United States Census Bureau)
  • 856 million pounds of cranberries and 2.4 billion pounds of sweet potatoes were forecasted to be produced in the U.S. in 2014 (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday by lobbying a campaign through the women’s magazine she edited and sending letters to politicians. (The Washington Post)

Bon appétit!

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, Management INK

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 900 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC, our publishing programme includes more than 560 journals and over 800 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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