What would America be without George Washington? We may not speak like Doctor Who or use the Queen's currency but America's first president did a LOT for the founding of our nation. He was born on February 22nd, 1732. The day was celebrated even during his lifetime and became a federal holiday in January 31, 1879. It wasn't until June of 1968, and Congress' “Uniform Monday Holiday Act" was the holiday moved to the third Monday of the month (the law took effect in '71).
The name “Presidents’ Day” was proposed for this day as a way to show respect for all that held the office (Lincoln's birthday is the 12th) but the government never officially changed the name. It wasn't until 1980s advertising campaigns did the name became popularized and widely accepted.
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On this day in 1903, the teddy bear first debuted. In November 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt needed a vacation which, in the Rough Rider's case, meant hunting. On the second day, an old black bear was caught, clubbed and tied to a tree for the president to shoot. Roosevelt refused the unsportsmanlike opportunity. Reporters caught wind of the event and Washington Post cartoonist Clifford Berryman depicted the bear as being a cub. Brooklyn candy-shop owner Morris Michtom saw an opportunity of his own and asked his wife, Rose, to make stuffed-toy bears to sell in their shop. They requested the permission, from the president to call them “Teddy’s bears" and he agreed.
Topic: Guadalcanal - A turning point in WWII
Detail: At the beginning World War II, the U.S. took a terrific beating at the hands of the Japanese Army and Navy in the Pacific. That changed on August 7, 1942 with the beginning of the Battle of Guadalcanal. Japanese military forces would never again be on the offensive. John Tonkin, a Marine veteran will look at this crucial campaign and at the observance of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands on August 7, 2012.
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Dick Krehbiel is a registered Architect with 38 years of experience in assessment and design of renovated and historic buildings. His award winning projects include Oyler School (Ohio Masonry Institute Education Design Honor Award and Preservation Award: Cincinnati) and Harrison Activity Center (American School & University Design Excellence Honor). He has completed designs for five renovations in the Lebanon Downtown Historic District: The Golden Lamb, LCNB Bank, Warren County Historical Society and 45 East Mulberry Office building.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Krehbiel is a Senior Architect with Elevar Design Group, an 80 person Architecture and Engineering firm in Cincinnati. Current active projects under his direction are located at St. Ursula Academy, Notre Dame Academy, Forest Hills Schools, Warren County Juvenile Justice Center, Batavia High School and Paul Brown Stadium.
Hear Mr. Krehbiel 's words of wisdom when he joins other knowledgable speakers for our Living with History: Preservation Talks on April 12, 2019.
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