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United States women’s national soccer team championship in the 2015 FIFA Womens World Cup

July 10, 2015 – Ticker tape parade USA-womens-soccer-world-cup-ticker-tape-parade-2honoring the US Women’s team championships in the FIFA World Cup.

This is the first ticker tape parade parade honoring a female sports team, the first parade honoring the sport of soccer, and the first parade in half a century to honor any female athlete.

Truly a momentous day!

We went to this parade, check out our slideshow below:

 

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Statue of Liberty Dedication in 1886

statue of libertyThe very first ticker tape parade: the dedication of the Statue of Liberty

This parade took place October 28, 1886 to celebrate the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which was a gift from France. Read more about the Statue of Liberty here.

Click here to view a map indicating the location of this very special ticker tape parade marker.

This marker is located on the sidewalk outside of 1 Broadway, New York, NY, USA. What a great address! If you want to stand in a place of great historical significance, come down to 1 Broadway. You are standing in one of the oldest inhabited parts of New York City. The location of the old Fort Amsterdam was a stone’s throw away, and the green space nearby now known as Bowling Green was already in existence… in the form of a cow pasture.

Amelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

amelia gade corsonAmelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

This parade took place September 10, 1926 in honor of Amelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade markers for achievements in swimming.

There were only two ticker tape parades thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of swimming.

Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim English Channel

gertrude ederleGertrude Ederle, first woman to swim English Channel

This parade took place August 27, 1926 in honor of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the 21-mile expanse of the English Channel.

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade markers for achievements in swimming.


Watch the video of Gertrude Ederle’s parade in 1926.

There were only two ticker tape parades thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of swimming.

Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion

althea gibsonAlthea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion

This parade took place July 11, 1957 in honor of Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion. Gibson was the first person of color, male or female, to break through the color barrier in professional tennis. Her list of historical firsts in sports is astounding and possibly unmatched by any athlete in modern history. Click here to learn more.

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade marker for Althea Gibson.

This is the only ticker tape parade ever thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of tennis.

Ben Hogan, British Open Champion

Ben HoganBen Hogan, British Open Champion

This parade took place July 21, 1953 in honor of Ben Hogan, winner of the British Open.

Click here to view a map of all the markers commemorating parade thrown in honor of golfers and golf achievements.

Willie Turnesa, British amateur golf champion

willie turnesaWillie Turnesa, British amateur golf champion

This parade took place June 9, 1947 in honor of Willie Turnesa, a British amateur golf champion, and fellow members of the victorious American Walker Cup team.

Click here to view a map of all the markers commemorating parade thrown in honor of golfers and golf achievements.

Bobby Jones, 1930 British Open Champion

1930 British Open ChampionBobby Jones, 1930 British Open Champion

This parade took place July 2, 1930 in honor of Bobby Jones’ win of the British Open. This is the second ticker tape parade thrown in honor of Bobby Jones, which is rare in the history of the ticker tape parade.

Click here to view a map of all the markers commemorating parade thrown in honor of golfers and golf achievements.

Bobby Jones, 1926 British Open Champion

Bobby JonesBobby Jones, 1926 British Open Champion

This parade took place July 2, 1926 in honor of Bobby Jones’ win of the British Open.

Click here to view a map of all the markers commemorating parade thrown in honor of golfers and golf achievements.

US Olympic medal winners from 1984 Los Angeles Games

1984 los angeles gamesUS Olympic medal winners from 1984 Los Angeles Games

This is a ticker tape parade honoring the US Olympic medal winners from the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Click here to view a map of all the Olympic Games ticker tape parade markers.