Archive for November 24th, 2010

HISTORY OF THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

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The first Thanksgiving day parade was in 1920 and was sponsored by
Gimbels Department Store in Philadelphia, Pa.

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The inaugural Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, originally known
as the Macy’s Christmas parade, was in 1924. Both professional
entertainers and store employees marched in the parade. The
huge helium balloons were  added in 1927. The parade was
cancelled from 1942 to 1944 due to World War ll. Floats
were used for the first time in 1969.

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                A  balloon in the  parade of 1929.

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The first Mickey Mouse balloon was introduced in the 1934
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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JOE E. BROWN FOR PAPER MATE ~ 1961

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THANKSGIVING CLASSIC COVERS

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OSWALD SHOT ON THIS DATE IN 1963

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oswald being shot by jack ruby
Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was mortally
wounded by Jack Ruby as he was being led from the Dallas police station for transfer
to the county jail.

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Jack Ruby under arrest after the shooting of Oswald.

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PRESIDENT TAYLOR BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1784

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                               The White House in the 1800’s

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Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States.
He was in office from March 4, 1849 to July, 1850, when he
died prematurely at age 65.The cause of  death is unknown. 

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