The Very First Giant Balloon At The Parade
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most famous parades in America.
The event attracts more than 3.5 million people into the streets of New York each year.
In addition, another 50 million people watch the event on TV.
In 1927, Felix the Cat became the first giant balloon to ever take part in the Macy's Day Parade.
In 1928, Felix was inflated with helium, and without a plan to deflate this massive balloon, NYC parade organizers simply let Felix fly off into the sky.
Unfortunately, he popped soon thereafter.
Here's a picture of Felix in full form: