United States

  • Dedication of the Statue of Liberty, the very first ticker tape parade    October 28, 1886
  • Centennial of George Washington’s inauguration as first President of the United States    April 29, 1889
  • Theodore Roosevelt, former President of the United States on his return from an African safari    June 18, 1910
  • Gen John J Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I   September 8, 1919
  • U.S. Olympic athletes, on their return from the Paris Games   August 6, 1924
  • Capt George Fried and the crew of the steamship President Roosevelt for rescuing the crew of the British freighter Antinoe     February 16, 1926
  • Lt Cmdr  Richard E Byrd and Floyd Bennett for the first flight over the North Pole     June 23, 1926
  • Bobby Jones, British Open champion     July 2, 1926
  • Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel     August 27, 1926
  • Mille Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim the English Channel     September 10, 1926
  • Charles A. Lindbergh, for the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight    June 13, 1927
  • Amelia Earhart, first woman to complete a transatlantic flight, with pilot Wilmer Stulz and Louis E. Gordon    July 6, 1928
  • Capt. George Fried, Chief Officer Harry Manning, and the crew of the steamship America for rescuing the crew of the Italian freighter Florida    January 28, 1929
  • Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd for his first Antarctic expedition and flight over the South Pole    June 18, 1930
  • Bobby Jones, British Open champion    July 2, 1930
  • Wiley Post and Harold Gatty for their flight around the world (eight days, 15 hours and 51 minutes)    July 2, 1931
  • Olin J. Stephens Jr. and the crew of the Dorade, winners of a transatlantic yacht race from Newport, R.I., to Plymouth, England    September 2, 1931
  • Amelia Earhart for the first solo transatlantic flight by a woman     June 20, 1932
  • Wiley Post for the first solo flight around the World (seven days, 18 hours and 49 minutes)     July 26, 1933
  • Pilots Amy Johnson and Capt  James A  Mollison, the first married couple to fly the Atlantic return from the Berlin games     August 1, 1933
  • Jesse Owens and members of the U S  Olympic team on their return from the Berlin games     September 3, 1936
  • Howard Hughes and crew for their record-breaking flight around the world (three days, 19 hours and eight minutes)     July 15 1938
  • Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan for his flight from New York to Ireland instead of his “intended” destination of California     August 5, 1938
  • Rear Adm. Alfred W. Johnson, officers and men of the Atlantic squadron of the U.S. fleet    May 1, 1939
  • Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in World War II    June 19, 1945
  • Harry S. Truman, President of the United States    October 27, 1945
  •  Connie Mack on his 50th year as Manager of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team     August 19, 1949
  • William O’Dwyer upon his resignation as Mayor of New York City    August 31, 1950
  • Gen  Douglas MacArthur    April 20, 1951
  • US  Army Fourth Infantry Division, Eighth Regimental Combat Team, the first NATO troops to be sent overseas    May 24, 1951
  • New York National Guard’s 165th Infantry Regiment on its centennial    October 8, 1951
  • Women in the Armed Services    November 13, 1951
  • Send-off of US Olympic team to the Helsinki games    July 7, 1952
  • Commodore Harry Manning, Chief Engineer William Kaiser, and crew of the SS United States for setting a transatlantic speed record    July 18, 1952
  • Lt Gen Willis D  Crittenberger, retiring Commander of the First Army    December 18, 1952
  • Gen James A Van Fleet, retired Commander of the United Nations ground troops in Korea    April 24, 1953
  • General Mark W Clark, retiring Commander of US forces in the Far East    October 20, 1953
  • Maj Gen  William F Dean, hero of Taejon and prisoner of war for three years during the Korean War    October 26, 1953
  • One-hundred forty-four convalescing Korea War veterans from the New York metropolitan area    December 21, 1953
  • Four-thousand New York City firefighters in observance of Firemen’s Day    March 31, 1954
  • Veterans of the 45th Thunderbird Infantry Division on their return from the Korean War    April 22, 1954
  • New York Giants, National League champions    September 27, 1954
  • Lt Gen Withers A Burress, retiring Commander of the First Army    November 19, 1954
  • New York Chapter of the American Red Cross, kicking off its 1955 fund-raising campaign    March 1, 1955
  • Three-thousand New York City firefighters in observance of Firemen’s Day    April 15, 1955
  • Three-thousand volunteer firefighters attending the 84th annual convention of the New York State Firemen’s Association    August 30, 1956
  • Sixty-two US Navy And Marine veterans of World War II and the Korean War    May 2, 1957
  •  Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion – July 11, 1957
  • Carol Heiss, women’s Olympic figure-skating champion    March 9, 1960
  • Senator John F Kennedy, Democratic presidential nominee    October 19, 1960
  • Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States, and Vice President Richard M Nixon, Republican nominee for President    November 2, 1960
  • Capt Thomas J Walker, crew and builders of the USS Constellation, the world’s largest aircraft carrier    October 27, 1961
  • Lt Col John H Glenn Jr, first American to orbit the earth    March 1, 1962
  • New York Mets, new National League baseball team    April 12, 1962
  • Crews of sailing vessels participating in Operation Sail    July 16, 1964
  • Staten Island’s Mid-Island All-Stars, Little League World Series champions    September 3, 1964
  • Maj Virgil I Grissom and Lt Cmdr John W  Young, Gemini III astronauts    March 29, 1965
  • Four-thousand five-hundred firefighters celebrate the 100th anniversary of New York City’s first professional fire department    June 1, 1965
  • Lt Col Frank Borman, Lt Col William A Anders, and Capt James A Lovell Jr., Apollo 8 astronauts, the first men to see the far side of the moon    January 10, 1969
  • Neil A Armstrong, Col  Buzz Aldrin, and Lt  Col  Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Astronauts, for the first manned moon landing    August 13, 1969
  • New York Mets, World Series champions    October 20, 1969
  • Crews of sailing vessels participating in Operation Sail for the United States Bicentennial    July 6, 1976
  • New York Yankees, World Series champions    October 19, 1977
  • New York Yankees, World Series champions    October 19, 1978
  • U S  hostages released from Iran after 444 days in captivity    January 30, 1981
  • U S Olympic medal winners from the Los Angeles games    August 15, 1984
  • Vietnam War veterans    May 7, 1985
  • New York Mets, World Series champions    October 28, 1986
  • Persian Gulf War veterans    June 10, 1991
  • Korean War veterans    June 25, 1991
  • New York Rangers Stanley Cup champions    June 17 1994
  • New York Yankees World Series champions    October 29, 1996
  • Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs baseball player, who tied the single-season home-run record    October 17, 1998
  • New York Yankees, World Series champions    October 23, 1998
  • Senator John Glenn and fellow crew members of the U S  space shuttle Discovery    November 16, 1998
  • New York Yankees, World Series champions    October 29, 1999
  • New York Yankees, World Series champions    October 30, 2000
  • New York Giants, Super Bowl XLII champions     February 5, 2008
  • New York Yankees, World Series champions     November 6, 2010