The First Teddy Bear and Other Interesting Historical Events

Earlier this evening at my niece’s website I read a blog post about today being the birth date of  Galileo Galilei, 446 years ago. That idea got me wanting to see what else happened on February 15 throughout history. Here are a few interesting events that I found at the Today in History Page of Scope Systems: (Note: Select February 15 to get the list which includes the following facts.)

Henry Engelhard Steinway, creator of the Steinway piano, was born in 1797.

The first Teddy Bear was introduced in America, in 1903, made by Morris & Rose Michtom.

In 1965 the Maple Leaf became the National Flag of Canada, replacing the Union Jack

In 1995 the population of the People’s Republic of China reached 1.2 billion.

Here are some more good “Today in History” links:

Ken P’s Today in History

HistoryOrb.com

The Learning Calendar

On This Day (Canadian History)

Weatherforyou.com (Weather History)

What historical events do you find interesting for February 16? Leave a comment about them if you like.

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