Wrong date

Posted Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A story in a Sunday advertising section, “The many faces of Santa,” stated twice, in a headline and in the story, that “Christmas didn’t become a legal holiday across the country until June 26, 1970.”

However, there were many, many legal Christmas holidays before that date because the true date for Christmas becoming a federal holiday was June 26, 1870.

Merry Christmas!

— E. Miles Baldwin, Fort Worth

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