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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.

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Olympic Figure Skater Carol Heiss

US Olympic AthletesOlympic Figure Skater Carol Heiss

A ticker tape parade was held March 9, 1960 to honor the US Olympic figure skater Carol Heiss, a native of Queens, NY.

Click here to view a map indicating the locations of the markers commemorating the various ticker tape parades held for Olympians.

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US Olympic athletes return from 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

US Olympic AthletesUS Olympic athletes return from 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

A ticker tape parade was held September 3, 1936 to honor the US Olympic athletes upon their return from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. This was a notable Games because the Nazi party had recently come to power in the host country Germany. The Nazis at first prohibited Jews and blacks from participating, but repealed these restrictions when many countries threatened to pull out of the Games altogether. While it’s never a great idea to use Wikipedia as a sole source of information, the Wiki page here about the 1936 Berlin Games does offer quite a bit of insight. As far as we can tell from our exhaustive search of Wikipedia Olympics entries, the 1936 Berlin games were the only games in which the Nazi flag flew instead of the German flag- a testament to that tumultuous time in world history. Interestingly, Germany (and fellow Axis power Japan) were not invited to participate in the next Olympic Games held in 1948, returning to the Games only in 1952 after a 16-year absence.

Click here to view a map indicating the locations of the markers commemorating the various ticker tape parades held for Olympians.

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US Olympic athletes return from 1924 Paris games

US Olympic AthletesUS Olympic athletes return from 1924 Paris games

A ticker tape parade was held August 6, 1924 to honor the US Olympic athletes upon their return from the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, France. In these Games, US swimmer Johnny Weissmuller won three gold medals in swimming and one bronze medal in water polo. US track and field star Harold Osborn won gold medals and set Olympic records in both the high jump and the decathlon.

Click here to view a map indicating the locations of the markers commemorating the various ticker tape parades held for Olympians.

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Nelson Mandela ticker tape parade

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela, Leader of African National Congress

Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – Dec 5, 2013) was honored with a ticker tape parade in NYC on June 20, 1990 for his role as the leader of the African National Congress.

Click here to view a map indicating the location of the ticker tape parade marker commemorating Nelson Mandela’s parade.