1. Record Snowstorm Winds Puncture Snoopy and Bugs Bunny, 1989

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Once again, inclement weather was responsible for this incident. A little before the 1989 parade, intense winds from a snowstorm caused Snoopy’s nose to puncture and Bugs Bunny’s side to tear. The Daily News reported that this was the first Thanksgiving snowstorm in 51 years, and the parade itself had a “light to medium turnout.”

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