The first-ever ticker-tape parade was thrown in celebration of what event?

Question: The first-ever ticker-tape parade was thrown in celebration of what event?

The centennial of George Washington’s inauguration
Teddy Roosevelt returning home from safari
Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight
The dedication of the Statue of Liberty

 

The answer is : The dedication of the Statue of Liberty

“Liberty Enlightening the World,” better known to most as the Statue of Liberty, was a gift from France to the United States. Her dedication on October 28, 1886, included a parade down Broadway, which inspired office workers in the buildings that lined the street to throw the “confetti” of their ticker tape out the window in celebration. This first ticker-tape parade was entirely impromptu, but it quickly became a lively tradition that would be utilized for everything from the Apollo 11 astronauts landing on the moon to the United States’ women’s national soccer team winning the FIFA World Cup


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