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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!

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