Thursday, March 1, 1962: Parade for John Glenn

The largest ticker-tape parade in New York City history takes place as astronaut John Glenn, who had orbited Earth on February 20, was honored. The city's Sanitation Department reported 3,474 tons of paper were picked up. (Photo by Associated Press)

* Newsreel: @
* Audio from parade (from history.com): @
* "Canyon of Heroes" (from www.downtownny.com): @
* List of ticker-tape parades (from Alliance for Downtown New York, through November 2010): @
* Slideshow of parades (from New York Daily News): @
* Earlier post on John Glenn's flight: @

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