Today in History
November 27, 1924
A Thanksgiving Tradition Begins
Employees of Macy's organize the first Christmas Parade (later renamed the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade). Ten thousand people watch a procession of bands, floats and zoo animals. Large helium balloons make their debut in 1927. The parade has been held every year since, except for 1942, 1943 and 1944, when the store donated their famed balloons to the war effort for their rubber. The parade is televised nationally for the first time in 1947.
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