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Women in History Celebrated by NYC Ticker Tape Parade

Since 1886, there have been 206 parades through the 'Canyon of Heroes".

Here are the ones celebrating women!


Statue of Liberty dedication, October 1886


Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel, August 1926


Amelia Earhart following her transatlantic flights, June 1928 and June 1932


Women of the armed forces, November 1951


Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, October 1957


Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, September 1959

Carol Heiss, Olympic figure skating gold medalist, March 1960


U.S women's national soccer team, July 2015 and July 2019

Congratulations to the U.S. Women's Soccer Team!

Congratulations to the 2019 FIFA World Cup champs!

They were celebrated on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.  Ticker-tape parades have been around for over 100 years, and have celebrated many events, including women.

From the Statue of Liberty dedication in 1886 to celebrating Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 1957, the ticker tape parade has had many influential women in its years.

New York City's streets become covered with people and tourists from all parts of city and around the world who come dressed in patriotic attire and bring customize signage to join in on the fun of the parade.

United States women's soccer team is the latest team to be celebrated in the ticker tape parade as they claimed their fourth World Cup title in a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands.

Before them, the winning squad from the 2015 FIFA World Cup is the only other women's sports team that has been honored with this type of parade.

Check out the video to see at which other women have been presented with such honor.

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