National Teddy Bear Day

Let’s celebrate National Teddy Bear Day with a nod to President Theodore Roosevelt. On a hunting trip in 1902, “Teddy” had not bagged a bear, so an aide cornered a black bear and tied it to a tree suggesting the president take a shot. Considering the idea unsportsmanlike, he refused. Roosevelt’s act of mercy made national news and inspired a shop owner to create a stuffed bear, calling it “Teddy’s Bear.” The rest is toy history. As for the president, he earned a spot on Mount Rushmore and often quoted the Bible, once saying: “If a man is not familiar with the Bible, he has suffered a loss which he had better make all possible haste to correct.”

Share

More Book Minute Features

June 29, 2020

Mendelssohn’s Fifth— Symphony for the Reformation

The Augsburg Confession of 1530 defined the theological beliefs of Martin Luther, becoming one of the most important documents of the Protestant Refor...
June 22, 2020

Quoting the Bible -

“Cleanliness is next to godliness! A verse often quoted from the Bible—but one that isn’t IN the Bible! It's sound advice, but we often use wise...
June 15, 2020

An Art Museum

With enthusiasm, DC travel guides point out stunning art galleries up and down the National Mall and beyond. The American Art Museum, The National Gal...