Thursday, November 5, 2009

N.Y. Yankees
Ticker-Tape Parade 2009

Parade Tomorrow!!

New York City will throw a parade Friday morning for the New York Yankees to celebrate their 27th World Series title. The victory parade will travel through the financial district's Canyon of Heroes. The ticker-tape parade will begin on Broadway at Battery Place at 11 a.m. and continue uptown along the Canyon of Heroes to Chambers Street. Then, a ceremony will be held at City Hall Plaza, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present the Bronx Bombers with the Keys to the City.

Famous Ticker-Tape

Parades In N.Y.C

  1. One of the first was thrown for Theodore Roosevelt following his return to New York from an African safari. It was held on June 18, 1910.
  2. In March 1921, Albert Einstein was given a ticker-tape parade. He is the only scientist to ever receive a ticker tape parade.
  3. Charles Lindbergh received the tribute on June 13, 1927 to celebrate his solo transatlantic flight.
  4. On June 10, 1945 General Dwight Eisenhower and the Allied Forces were celebrated at the end of World War II.
  5. Baseball's New York Giants had a parade on September 27, 1954 after winning the National League pennant.
  6. Queen Elizabeth II of England was thrown a ticker-tape parade on October 21, 1957 during her visit to the United States.
  7. The Yankees had their first ticker tape parade on April 10, 1961 in honor of winning the American League pennant the year before.
  8. The New York Mets were given a parade on April 12, 1962 to celebrate entering the National league.

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