Thursday, September 9, 2010

Today is Thursday  September 9, 2010
52 Days till Halloween
77 Days till Thanksgiving
107 Days till Christmas

Teddy Bear Day

On Teddy Bear Day we answer the question of where the name for the teddy bear came from: President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt.
In November 1902, Roosevelt attended a bear hunt in Mississippi during which he stumbled on a wounded young bear. When news spread that Roosevelt ordered the mercy killing of the bear, a political cartoonist, Clifford Berryman, depicted the president with the bear in a cartoon titled "Drawing the Line in Mississippi." The first depiction showed the bear as a fierce animal, however it was redrawn to make the bear a cuddly cub.The story and cartoon spread and within a year the teddy bear was born.
Today, teddy bears are a staple in any young child's life. Some more famous than others—everyone knows that loveable Winnie-the-Pooh! There are event businesses dedicated to making your very own teddy bear complete with clothes and accessories. Make sure the kids in your life have a hugable teddy bear today!
Today is also Rosh Hashanah
September is National Piano Month & National Organic Harvest Month
This week is National Waffle Week

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On this day in History:

1836 - Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law.

1904 - Mounted police were used for the first time in the City of New York.

1926 - The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).

1956 - Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show "Toast of the Town." He was shot from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.

1984 - Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke Jim Brown’s combined yardage record when he reached 15,517 yards.

Quote of the Day:
Reflections on Life"Contrary to what we usually believe, the best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times--although such experiences can be enjoyable, if we have worked hard to attain them. The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile."  --Mihaly Csikszentmihayli

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Funny how a moment in history launched an entire industry.