YspeopleExplore tab

Memory Lane: February 15


About Justin

Sharing my thoughts and opinions with you


Want to get the lowdown on the significant events that happened on this day in history? Then click here.

Over the years, February 15 has become something of a day for beginnings.

A teddy bear and Duke Ellington.

A teddy bear and Duke Ellington

Here's why:

  • On this day in 1903, the first teddy bear was introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom.
  • In 1932, US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes the only athlete to win gold in both the Summer and Winter Olympics (1920 bo gold).
  • President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives 1933 assassination attempt.
  • Adolf Hitler announces the building of the People's Car, the Volkswagen, in 1936.
  • Jazz legend Duke Ellington records Take The A Train in 1941.
  • Walt Disney's animated film, Cinderella, premieres in Boston in 1950.
  • YouTube -- the internet platform that allows personal videos to be shared and viewed --launches in 2005.
  • Tell us about your favourite teddy bear, car or jazz song below!

    Banner 2
    | Your rating
    No ratings yet


    Related stories

    They may be hideous, but geez, some toby jugs are valuable.

    Is your toby jug worth a fortune?

     

    Did you know that some of those crusty-looking old toby jugs hidden in mum's china cabinet may be worth some serious coin?

    Money Ageing
    Expand
    5 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    I hated school, but felt free during the daily walk there and back.

    Do you remember walking to school?

    Walking the few kilometres to and from school used to be a favourite part of my day. That's not the case for today's kids.

    Culture Community Nostalgia
    Expand
    8 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Walt Disney Shopping World and some delightful beer.

    On This Day: March 22

    Plenty of important moments in history took place on March 22 -- in the fields of politics, exploration, music, sports and more!

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    8 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Annie and Alcatraz.

    On This Day: March 21

    March 21 is a day packed with historic action. Check out what happened here.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    8 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Colonel Sanders and General McArthur.

    On This Day: March 20

    What do Michael Jackson, General Douglas Macarthur and Princess Anne have in common? A connection to March 20.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    8 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Sean Connery and the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    On This Day: March 19

    History's a wondrous thing, providing so much for us all to learn from. Check out what happened on this day.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    8 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Matthew Flinders' ship and The London Bridge.

    On This Day: March 16

    Traditionally, a lot of blood has been spilled on March 16. But it's not all bad news.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    8 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Australia's tallest mountain and one of the greatest films of all time.

    On This Day: March 15

    Are you celebrating a birthday or anniversary today? Learn what else makes March 15 historically significant.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    8 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Can you guess who? .

    Can you guess who I am?

    Using just these quotes (no cheating on Google), can you guess which iconic 1960s figure I am?

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    8 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Dave Matthews Band and one of Australian cricket's finest wins.

    On This Day: March 14

    Read on to find out all you need to know about the life-changing historic events that occurred on March 14.

    Expand
    8 months ago
    (Nostalgia)

    Message board

    Derek, 5 months ago:
    I am great
    George, 5 months ago:
    What's up Thomas?
    George, 5 months ago:
    Messages are now updated in real time on other browsers.
    Thomas, 5 months ago:
    Hello
    Thomas, 6 months ago:
    Great!
    DJC, 6 months ago:
    Groovy!
    George, 6 months ago:
    Message board active from June 2018

    Have your say!

    Your Great Australians

    Trending stories
    Blue Moraine Lake in Banff, Canada.

    Some stunning Earth porn to brighten your day

    A reminder of how...

    (Travel) 10 months ago
    When it comes to great bloggers you can connect with, this list has you covered.

    20 mature bloggers worth following

    Looking for Australian...

    (Entertainment & Culture) Over 1 year ago
    The Perfect Mattress According to your Star Sign - Bedworks.

    The perfect mattress for your star sign. Part 2

    In this second part of our...

    (Health & Beauty) 7 months ago
    Robertson Falls in Kakadu National Park.

    Top five myths about Darwin in the wet season

    Have you thought about...

    (Pastimes) Almost 2 years ago
    This one isn't for the faint-hearted (image uploaded to Reddit by u/JLD58).

    Stunning travel photos from around the world

    This best-of-the-web travel...

    (Travel) 8 months ago
    Weekly Poll
    Photographic memories
    Hizgg0vzzqvwc9xicknk
    It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.