When the U.S. women’s soccer team is honored on Friday with a ticker-tape parade in New York City, to celebrate their World Cup victory, it will be the first such parade in more than three years, and only the fifth of the 2000s. For the city to pull out all the stops is rare these days, so it’s that much more of a big deal.
But, as the chart below shows, it used to be that ticker-tape parades happened practically all the time. In 1953 alone, there were 11 parades, honoring everyone from the King and Queen of Greece to, in honor of the 150th anniversary of City Hall, employees of New York City. Here’s how the frequency of ticker-tape parades has changed over the years:
Read more: A Brief History of Ticker-Tape Parades