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Teddy Bear Picnic Day

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a small bear while on a hunting trip. The Washington Post created a cartoon in the paper about the incident, and toy store owners Morris and Rose Michtom decided to capitalize on the event. They created a stuffed bear and asked permission from the President to call the animal a Teddy Bear, and just like that an iconic toy was born.

July 10 is a day to celebrate our Teddy Bears and the fond memories they invoke by having a picnic with our furry friends. So, gather up your old collection, throw a blanket on the ground, and enjoy a good old-fashioned picnic with your Teddy Bears. The good news is you don’t even have to pack extra food!

It was raining today, but we still had a Teddy Bear Picnic in the office while listening to the classic song.

Sources: Yahoo, Holiday Insights

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Teddy Bear Day – September 9

Brownie cupcake with teddy bear and candleSeptember 9 is National Teddy Bear Day!

Teddy Bear Day is a day to celebrate one of the most popular and lovable form of stuffed animal: the teddy bear! Celebrate by rescuing your old childhood teddy bear from the storage closet or by buying a new teddy bear for someone special or for yourself.

Did You Know…that the teddy bear was named after U.S. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt? While on a hunting trip in November 1902, some of Roosevelt’s attendants injured a bear, tied him up and told Roosevelt that he should shoot it. Roosevelt refused, saying that their behavior showed poor sportsmanship. However, he did order that the suffering bear be shot, purely to put it out of its misery. Later, political cartoonist Clifford Berryman depicted this scene in a cartoon featuring Roosevelt and a fierce-looking bear. However, Berryman redrew the cartoon to make the bear look younger and cuter. Upon seeing the drawing of Roosevelt and the cuddly bear, Morris Michtom created a new toy: a stuffed bear that he sold as “Teddy’s bear.”

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, wikipedia.org
Photo Source:By Dan Brian Gerona via Wikimedia Commons

 

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