What Really Happened on the First Thanksgiving?

Yes, Virginia, there was a first Thanksgiving, but it didn’t go exactly as planned.

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the book “Mayflower,” says it all began with a religious sect who wanted to leave England in 1620.

Philbrick says the 102 passengers who boarded the “Mayflower” wanted to travel to what is now New York, but “this would be a voyage like no other.” “Things would go wrong from the very beginning,” Philbrick told.