Nope, the first Thanksgiving was Dec. 4, 1619a year and 17 days before the Pilgrims even left Englandat Berkeley Plantation, when Capt. John Woodlief and 37 other settlers held a short religious service the day they ended their two-and-a-half-month voyage from Bristol, England.
Now, dont go getting your drumsticks all in a bunch: Not a morsel of food was involved in that first first Thanksgiving. Makes you kinda glad the one we celebrate is the second first oneeven though the Pilgrims, lacking sugar and ovens, didnt have sweet cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. (They didnt wear those black hats with big buckles, either, rendering inaccurate the Thanksgiving art projects of second-graders everywhere.)
See FamilyTreeMagazine.com for more about Berkeley Plantation and the real first Thanksgiving, and for a dash of Thanksgiving genealogy.