Tuesday, September 09, 2014

National Teddy Bear Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Teddy Bear Day - Today is National Teddy Bear Day!

National Teddy Bear Day takes place in the US on September 9th. Initially a U.S.-specific holiday, it is celebrated by bear lovers across the world.

Teddy bears are named after US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. The name came about after a 1902 hunting expedition. The hunt had found no game, so at the end of the day someone brought out a baby bear and suggested that Roosevelt might like to shoot it instead.

Roosevelt understandably felt that this was not exactly sporting and refused. The incident was illustrated in a newspaper cartoon entitled "Drawing the Line." An enterprising New York toymaker saw an opportunity and brought out a cute stuffed bear named "Teddy's Bear."

The rest, as they say, is history.

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    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!