On This Day
1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, one of the world’s largest parades, is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy’s. The parade started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit (with both parades being four years younger than Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade). The three-hour parade is held in Manhattan from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. Employees at Macy’s department stores have the option of marching in the parade.
Born On This Day
1894 – Katherine Milhous, American author and illustrator (d. 1977)
Katherine Milhous (1894–1977) was an American artist, illustrator, and writer. She is known best as the author and illustrator of The Egg Tree, which won the 1951 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration. Born into a Quaker family active in the printing industry in Philadelphia, Milhous is also known for her graphic designs for the Works Progress Administration(WPA). Her work has been exhibited at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
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