5 Thanksgiving-Themed Events You Can Use For Design Inspiration

Brian
November 23, 2010

Forget the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag. Here are five things that happened in Thanksgiving history that will inspire some, eh, unique designs this year!

1. Turkeys in space Several astronauts have celebrated Thanksgiving in space. In 2001, according to NASA, “In 2001, Expedition 3 Commander Frank Culbertson and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin gave a demonstration of how the ISS turkey is cut. Culbertson used a pocketknife, rather than a carving knife, to open the package containing the re-hydrated turkey.” Thinking about star-studded postcards? 2. New meaning to fire up the oven

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The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire is just as it sounds: A fire that occurred in downtown Minneapolis on Thanksgiving Day in 1982. The blaze reduced an entire big city block, including a 16-story building, to burning embers. The moral of the story? Never cook a bird with an acetylene torch. 3. I'll take that On Thanksgiving Day 1960 Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA rebound record with 55 against the Boston Celtics. Wilt the Stilt, the Big Dipper or the Most Promiscuous Man in Basketball – whatever you want to call him, that turkey had game! 4. Killer smog! Yes, seriously

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Thanksgiving Day in 1966 is proclaimed as New York City's Smoggiest Day. That November the metropolis smog claimed an estimated 169 lives. You might be able to work this theme into an eco-friendly green greeting card, postcard, or poster for this year's Thanksgiving. 5. The Great Thanksgiving Storm

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On Thanksgiving Day 1950 one of the greatest snowstorms the world has seen began brewing in the Midwest. Near-zero temperatures, 30 inches of snow, and 60 mile per hour winds led to 25-foot snow drifts that collapsed entire buildings and left the state of Ohio a winter wonderland.

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Thanksgiving Day in 1966 is my favourite. It is related with the eco environmental concept that I consider very important nowadays. Love it.

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Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Hi Adriana,

Great observation! It was images such as these that helped spark the green movement that continues to grow stronger by the day.

Thanks for posting!

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