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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade: A visual history [Updated]
Dating back to 1924, the annual event's storied past is highlighted by a rogue Cat in the Hat, helium shortages, and Golden Girl Betty White
 
The Thanksgiving Day parade: A visual history Peter Foley/Corbis

Before they start gobbling turkey, more than 50 million Americans are expected to tune into the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday morning on NBC. Of course, that's in addition to the 3.5 million spectators expected to line Manhattan's 2.5-mile parade route from 77th Street to Macy's in Herald Square. Here, a look back at the venerable event's history:

 

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