National American Teddy Bear Day

National American Teddy Bear Day – Yet another day for the beloved teddy bear.

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National American Teddy Bear Day – Yet another day for the beloved teddy bear.



National American Teddy Bear Day

Teddy Got His Name From a Former President!

In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi.

National American Teddy Bear Day - Yet another day for the beloved teddy bear.

This incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902.  The caricature became an instant classic. It inspired a New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy.  Morris Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear”.

However, National Teddy Bear is September 9 of each year and National American Teddy Bear Day is November 14 of each year. Notice one of the days has American Teddy Bear and the other is just Teddy Bear.

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