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PARADES (continued): • Theodore Roosevelt was paraded upon his return from an African safari in 1910, Charles Lindbergh was hailed following his trans-Atlantic flight in 1927, and war generals Eisenhower and Nimitz were celebrated after World War II. Astronaut John Glenn was honored in 1962 and the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were showered with confetti upon their return from the world’s first walk on the moon in 1969. Only one pope has received a New York tickertape parade, Pope John Paul II in 1979. • Although often associated with athletic success, the first athletes weren’t honored in a ticker-tape parade until 1924, with the return of the Olympic team from the games in Paris, where Johnny Weissmuller won three gold medals in swimming and Harold Osborn was a hero in track and field. Since then, several Olympic teams have been heralded, as well as the New York Yankees, the World Series Champions seven times, the New York Mets as Series winners in 1969, and the New York Giants football team. In 1957, Wimbledon Champion Althea Gibson, the first person of color to win in professional tennis, was paraded and remains the only tennis player to be honored as such.

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• The person honored with the most New York parades is explorer Richard Byrd, with three. The first was in 1926 after he achieved the first flight over the North Pole. The next year, his transatlantic flight was commemorated, and in 1930, the parade saluted his flight over the South Pole and his first Antarctic expedition. • It required 466 sanitation workers to clean up 56.5 tons of paper after the parade following the Yankees World Series victory in 2009. • The largest amount of paper thrown was in 1945, when a ticker-tape parade was held to celebrate the Allied victory over Japan. 5,438 tons of paper streamed out over Broadway, 100 times more than the average parade. • There have been 206 ticker-tape parades since 1886, including the most recent for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in July, 2015, the first non-New York-based team to receive a parade. The price tag for that parade was about $2 million. • The Tournament of Roses Parade was first held in Pasadena on New Year’s Day, 1890, and included horse-drawn carriages covered in flowers. The parade was followed by foot races, polo matches,

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• The next step was to adapt the tire for use on motor vehicles. At that time, automobiles were equipped with wooden wheels with a metal rim. The Michelins set about trying to convince French carmakers of the advantages of pneumatic tires. Within five years of that famous bicycle race, 300 Paris taxis were equipped with Michelin tires. • In 1894, the Michelin Tire Company introduced what is now one of the world’s oldest and most recognizable trademarks, the Michelin Man. Named Bibendum, the character designed from stacked tires made his debut at the World’s Fair, the Lyon Exhibition of 1894, where the brothers had a booth. • There were 52 very discouraged employees when the brothers took over the company, which quickly grew to 500 motivated workers when the bicycle tire became successful. Edouard Michelin knew all of them personally and took an interest in their personal lives and families. That became a little more difficult a few years later when the work force grew to 2,000. By 1922, the Michelin factory employed 20,000 workers. • Edouard passed away in 1940, but the company continued to break ground in the industry. In 1946, Michelin designed and patented the radial tire. In 1934, the company had purchased the bankrupt Citroen automobile brand, and in 1946, it was the leading automaker in France. All new 1948 Citroen models were fitted with the new radial tires. Four years later, Michelin developed a radial truck tire. Michelin now owns B.F. Goodrich and Uniroyal and is the world’s largest producer of tires. It was not until 2012 that the CEO was not a member of the Michelin family.

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• On Jan. 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three "mermaids" -- in reality manatees -- and describes the mythical half-female, half-fish creatures as "not half as beautiful as they are painted." • On Jan. 7, 1785, Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries travel from England to France in a gas balloon, becoming the first to cross the English Channel by air. They nearly crashed as their balloon was weighed down by extraneous supplies such as silk-covered oars. • On Jan. 4, 1847, Samuel Colt rescues his faltering gun company by winning a contract to provide the U.S. government with 1,000 of his .44 caliber revolvers. The heart of Colt's invention was a mechanism that combined a single rifled barrel with a revolving chamber that held five or six shots. • On Jan. 8, 1867, Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson's veto of a bill granting all adult male citizens of the District of Columbia the right to vote. It was the first law in American history to grant black men the right to vote.

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Around the World on New Year's Eve Fireworks and the drop of a glittering ball. Toasts and midnight kisses. Music and laughter, dancing and anticipation. For much of America, those are the hallmarks of New Year's Eve. But how do other parts of the world welcome this important day? Well, if you live in Spain, you're just as likely to be munching on grapes, one for each of the 12 strokes of midnight, while making a wish. This custom goes back to 1895, when certain farmers with a surplus of fruit on their hands started a new tradition to get more customers. In Belgium, celebrants mark Sint Sylvester Vooranvond, or Saint Sylvester Eve, not just with champagne toasts, but New Year's missives from children to their parents or godparents on fancy decorated paper, which are then read out loud. Planning on taking down that red and green holiday wreath after the fireworks have stopped? How about hanging an onion in its place? The kremmida is a Greek symbol of rebirth in the coming year, used to wake children on Jan. 1 with a tap on the head. Breaking a pomegranate on the doorstep before entering the house on New Year's Day is another Greek ritual for prosperity and good luck. The Danes also break things on their doorstep -- but dishes, rather than fruit, to ensure many friends in the new year. And a hearty evening meal is topped off with a cone-shaped cake called a Kransegage, decorated with fire and flags.

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Part of the fun of celebrating on Dec. 31 is looking forward to what the coming months may bring, hence the Finnish tradition of molybdomancy -- telling New Year's fortunes by melting "tin" (lead, actually) on the stove and then quickly throwing it into a bucket of cold water. The metal is then scrutinized by candlelight to see what fate has in store for the seeker. A similar aim is achieved with sprigs of mistletoe in Ireland: Placed under pillowcases by single ladies, the hope is that the plant will draw both luck and a husband. But be wary of the first person to enter your home after the 31st! If it's a tall, dark, handsome fellow, you can relax, but a redheaded female will only bring trouble. Perhaps the past 12 months are something you'd prefer to forget. In such case, a visit to Ecuador may be just the ticket, where you can join in the annual burning of thousands of life-size scarecrows crafted from wood and newspaper. Torched in the streets at midnight on New Year's Eve, they stand in for all the trials and hardships that will hopefully now yield to happier times. Wherever and however you choose to ring out the old and ring in the new this season, here's wishing you a 2016 full of possibility. Salut! (c) 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.


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