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UPI-CONTEXT: The weight of ticker tape

NEW YORK -- Here is a list of the city's major ticker-tape parades and the amount of litter they generated according to the city's Sanitation Department:

-June 13, 1927, Col. Charles Lindbergh, 1,750 tons.

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-June 19, 1930, Rear Adm.

Robert Byrd, 70 tons.

-July 15, 1938, Howard Hughes, 1,800 tons.

-Aug. 5, 1938, Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan, 1,800 tons.

-June 19, 1945, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 77 tons.

-Aug. 14, 1945, spontaneous VJ Day celebration, 5,438 tons.

-Aug. 27, 1945, Gen. Charles De Gaulle, 74 tons.

-Sept. 13, 1945, Gen. Wainwright, 490 tons.

-Oct. 10, 1945, Adm. Chester Nimitz, 274 tons.

-Oct. 28, 1945, President Truman, 87 tons.

-Dec. 14, 1945, Adm. William Halsey, 39 tons.

-Jan. 12, 1946, Victory Day parade, 168 tons.

-March 15, 1946, Winston Churchill, 50 tons.

-Oct. 28, 1948, Truman, 63 tons.

-April 20, 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, 3,249 tons.

-Oct. 21, 1957, Queen Elizabeth, 29.3 tons.

-Aug. 27, 1958, crew of USS Nautilus, 6.5 tons.

-March 1, 1962, astronaut John Glenn, 3,474 tons.

-May 22, 1963, astronaut Gordon Cooper, 2,900 tons.

-March 29, 1965, astronauts Virgil Grissom and Lt. Cmdr. John Young, 200 tons in heavy rain.

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-Jan. 10, 1969, astronauts Borman, Lovell and Anders, 122 tons.

-Aug 13, 1969, astronauts Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin, 300 tons.

-Oct. 16, 1969, the 'miracle Mets,' world series victory, 1,254.6 tons.

-Oct. 19, 1978, the 'miracle Yankee' world series victory, 135 tons.

-Oct. 3, 1979, John Paul II, 43 tons.

-Jan. 30, 1981, U.S. hostages freed from Iran, no estimate available.

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