By the Numbers

1924 — Year the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade began

44 — Number, in millions, of people who watch the event on TV

30 — Days spectator Kathleen Caronna remained in a coma after being injured by falling debris caused by high winds at the 1997 parade

$51,300 — Average salary of a fashion designer in 2002 (according to

55 — Average number of hours a fashion designer works each week (according to the Princeton Review)

11th — Date on which Veteran's Day is celebrated each year

1969 — Last year that Elvis Presley made a number-one hit, with "Suspicious Minds" (which reached number-one on the Billboard charts on November 1st)

1904 — Year construction began (in November) on our city's East, North, and South Parkway system 1944 — Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. and the MGs fame) was born on November 12th.

1941 — Donald "Duck" Dunn, bass player of the same band, was born, on November 24th. 1956 — Elvis Presley's first film, Love Me Tender, premiered on November 15th. 1916 — Shelby Foote, America's pre-eminent historian, was born on November 17th.

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