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By On This Day in NYC's History

THE RETURN OF MACARTHUR

On April 20, 1951: New York City’s largest ticker tape parade was held in honor of General Douglas MacArthur. The first parade started in the City when one spontaneously began during celebrations surrounding the dedication of the Statue of Liberty and since then, has been used for celebrations like New Year’s Eve.

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SOUSA’S SUCCESS

On April 20th, 1896: Composer John Philip Sousa’s El Capitan premiered on Broadway. It ran for 112 performances and proved to be Sousa’s most successful stage work and operetta.

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CRISPIN GLOVER

On April 20, 1964: Actor Crispin Glover was born in New York City. Glover is best known for playing strange and unconventional roles, like the Thin Man, a mysterious character with an affinity for Drew Barrymore’s hair in the film Charlie’s Angels.

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