Well, I know…it seems pretty crazy to talk about what is behind us…but as I was signing on to blog tonight, I realized that today was kind of important to a few people (or maybe a lot of people…lol). So, on this day…..just a few….
After two decades of trying, stock-car racing great Dale Earnhardt finally wins his first Daytona 500, NASCAR’s premier event, on this day in 1998.
On this day in 1903, toy store owner and inventor Morris Michtom places two stuffed bears in his shop window, advertising them as Teddy bears. Michtom had earlier petitioned President Theodore Roosevelt for permission to use his nickname, Teddy. The president agreed and, before long, other toy manufacturers began turning out copies of Michtom’s stuffed bears, which soon became a national childhood institution.
In accordance with a formal proclamation by Queen Elizabeth II of England, a new Canadian national flag is raised above Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the capital of Canada.
Hmmm….well, there was more but you get the idea. It’s kind of fun to hit up the History.com site and see what happened on this day in history!! Who has the TimeHop app (or maybe there are other apps that do this?) on their phone, where they can go back in their own history and see Facebook posts, and the such? I love that darn thing…sometimes it is just ok to go back in history……