Staged to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, and drawing over 19 million visitors in only nine months, the Pan-Pacific International Expo rose like a literal jewel from the ashes of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago, Illinois from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. Its motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms".
The 1939-40 New York World's Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, was one of the largest world's fairs of all time. The fair ran for two seasons and over 44 million people attended.
The Golden Gate International Exposition was held in San Francisco, California to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. The exposition's first season ran from February 18, 1939 through October 29, 1939 and its second season was from May 25, 1940 through September 29, 1940.
The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The fair ran for two seasons and took place without sanctioning from the Bureau of International Expositions.
Expo 67 was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It was considered to be the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century, with over 50 million visitors and 62 nations participating.
Well, a few City of Vancouver councilors wanted a party to celebrate but nothing came of it....so...if you want to mark the 30th anniversary of Expo 86 then you can do one of two things....visit the Museum of Vancouver's small Expo 86 exhibit ( http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2016/04/14/recollecting-expo-86-on-display-at-museum-of-vancouver-.html ) or head to Science World -the old Expo Centre theme pavilion and see RAINBOW WAR or A FREEDOM TO MOVE movies showing on Saturday April 30 and Monday May 1st.
I still have my NASA official blue space overalls that was the inside uniform for US Pavilion guides at Expo 86...dare I even attempt to put it on now? :-P
Arcadia is having a big sale that ends tonight. I just saw they have my Expo 86 book for 70% off - only $6.60 until midnight: