1939: Dinners On Parade

Thanksgiving dinners march down the parade route at the first King Turkey Day in 1939.

1985: Tennis Shoes Stolen In Shooting

Five people robbed Shawn Jones of his Fila tennis shoes in 1985, and shot him. I don’t really understand how you can blame this on the shoes; they probably would have been equally likely to shoot him over $112.

1939: Too Many Great Parade Entries

At the first King Turkey Day parade in 1939, there wasn’t a reviewing stand for the parade judges, who thus had little time to judge each entry. Because of that, and also because there were so very many good parade entries, they increased the number of winners from 3 to 5.