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IT’S PARADE DAY AT MACY’S

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1931

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event presented by the
department store chain Macy’s. The tradition started in 1924. Live animals
were borrowed from the Central Park Zoo to entertain the crowd at that first
parade, but were replaced with the giant balloons in 1927. Pictured above,
an alligator balloon in the 1932 parade.

The three-hour Macy’s parade is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m.
EST and has been televised nationally on the NBC-TV network since 1952.

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EYE LOST IN ACCIDENT ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Sammy Davis Jr nearly lost his life in an automobile accident in San Bernardino,
California
. The impact of the crash had driven Sammy’s face into the steering
wheel, and his left eye was forced out of its socket by the bullet-shaped horn
button at the center of the wheel of his 1954 Cadillac. After wearing an eye
patch for years, he was fitted with a glass eye.

 

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Debut studio album, released in January of 1955.

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Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.
(December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990)

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THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1960

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Chet Huntley (left) and David Brinkley (right) anchor NBC-TV’S
coverage of the 1960 presidential election.

Note: Manual tote boards were used in those days, rather than the digital graphics that are in use today.

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Walter Cronkite (left) and Grant Holcomb cover the 1960 Presidential
election from the CBS election center in New York.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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The Hughes H-4 Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. It remains in good condition and is on display
at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon (below).
 

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SECOND APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Elvis Presley made his second appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and
sang, “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Love Me Tender.” After Señor Wences’s
ventriloquism
act
, Elvis returned to perform “Love Me.” During this song
the camera moved in for a close-up of Elvis’ face, and then, as if on cue,
he smiled and snarled his upper lip. The studio audience went wild. Elvis
closed with another performance of his hit, “Hound Dog.” Again viewers
were shown a head-to-toe Elvis.

Following the broadcast, which again enjoyed huge ratings, Elvis was
burned in effigy by angry crowds in Nashville and St. Louis. The popular
press was also critical of his style and movements. Rock and roll was
increasingly attacked and there was growing opposition to its supposedly
negative influence on America’s youth. The more the establishment
pushed back, the more Elvis’s support grew from millions of teenagers.

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