Monday, January 31, 2011

Green Hornet

Today in 1936 on WXYZ Radio in Detroit, the Green Hornet is first aired. Most of the time the Green Hornet is the alter ego of Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher. Don't forget his side kick, Kato, and their car "Black Beauty".

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Will You Love Me Tomorrow?

Today in 1961, the Shirelles top the charts for two weeks with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow". Formed in New Jersey in 1958, the quartet were a world wide favorite. Bearwiskers says... thank you Shirley, Addie, Beverly and Doris, rock on!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Kansas

On this day on 1861, Kansas became the 34th state in the United States. Vice President Charles Curtis was born in Kansas. Charles Curtis was Vice President with who........? President Herbert Hoover, for one term. Bearwiskers says....Happy Birthday to the Jay Hawk State.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Coast Guard!

On this day in 1915, President Wilson signed the law creating the United States Coast Guard. Founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1790, today it has over 42,000 men and women on active duty. Bearwiskers says ... thank you for your service.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Follow The Bouncing Ball

Sing Along with Mitch Miller premiers on NBC TV on this day in 1961. Remember the bouncing ball?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Australia!

Happy birthday to all our mates down under, and to the great country of Australia!

What have I been doing this month?

This month I have been working on bears from other countries.
I will be sending them to My Tag Art next week and I will share a peek at that time.


Michigama, an American Indian word meaning great or large lake, became Michigan and the 26th state on this day in 1837. The first white explorer to visit Michigan was Frenchman Etienne Brule in 1620. The French built several trading post, forts and villages, the most important one being Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit. Bearwiskers says ... there are lots of teddy bear lovers in the Great State of Michigan.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nellie Bly

On this day Nellie Bly circled the globe in 72 days, beating the record of Phileas Fogg of around the world in 80 days. Born May 5, 1864 and named Elizabeth Jane Corhran, her nickname was Pink. Pink was hired at the age of 18, at the Pittsburgh Dispatch and needed a pen name. Pink came up with Nellie Bly, a character in the song Nelly Bly, written 35 years earlier. Nellie wrote on women's rights issues, investigative reports, and a World War I reporter.

Monday, January 24, 2011

There's Gold in them dare hills!

On this day in 1848, gold was discovered in California, at Sutter's mill. When President Polk announced the news the next December, the Gold Rush began.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Today in 1957, the Wham-O toy company introduced the Frisbee! Everybody had a Frisbee.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Today in 1889 in Washington, DC, the Columbia Phonograph Company was formed. The record company eventually becomes the Columbia Broadcast System, or CBS.

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Teddy Bears Were Released at My Tag Art

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Boss Radio

On this day in 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa, WFI-AM radio merges with WDAR to form WLIT and later to form WFIL radio (now WEAZ). WFI was owned by Strawbridge and Clothier and WDAR was owned by Lit Brothers. Later the new station was moved to 46 th and Market St. next to the Arena, which was the first broadcasting facility in the nation specifically for TV broadcasting. This is where Bandstand started with Bob Horn and later Dick Clark as host. In 1964 WFIL moved to City Line and Monument Ave. Many name change and owners later, WFIL is owned by Salem's WNTP which was WIBG, WFIL's main rock n roll rival. Bearwiskers says...Cool!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

La Marcus Thompson

Today in 1885, La Marcus Thompson patented the roller coaster! His coaster was 450 feet long and had a high drop of 30 feet. Where you may ask? Well it's Coney island, NY.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Neon anyone?

Today in 1915, George Claude of Paris, France, patented the neon sign. His work could be seen on the Eiffel Tower and pizza parlors in the USA.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Original Amateur Hour

Today in 1948, Ted Mack came to TV as the Original Amateur Hour, and had a 22 year run. The original Original Amateur Hour on radio was hosted by Major Bowes. Edward Bowes or Major as he insisted everyone call him, started a show on the radio that was called the Major Bowes and his Capitol Family, and was a great hit. Ted Mack was was the Majors talent coordinator, and took over the hosting duties after the Major died.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Drum Boogie

The Great Gene Krupa and his band record "Drum Boogie", on Okeh Records. Irene Daye was the lady singing in the chorus. Okeh Records - pronounced okey, was part of Columbia Records.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

See See Rider

Today in 1943 (Yep 1943), See See Rider hits #1 on the billboard charts - Harlem's Hit Parade. Wes Bea Booze is the jazz singer that made it #1 and is considered the song's best version. Seen See See Rider or C C Rider or Easy Rider was first recorded by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey in 1924! Chuck Willis version gave birth to the dance craze "The Stroll". Bearwiskers says... the best version for me is the Animals version!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Today in 1777, the people of New Connecticut declare their independence. The tiny republic later became the great State of Vermont.

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Teddy Bears Were Released at My Tag Art

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Name Change

On this day in 1966, David Jones changes his last name to Bowie in order to avoid confusion with the Monkees' Davy Jones. Bearwiskers says.... wow! TY Ziggy.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Phila Boy Does Good!

On this day ion 1961, singer Chubby Checker sets a record with the Twist reaching #1 for the second time! It was also #1 on September 26, 1960. Bearwiskers says... Come on baby, let's do

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On this day in 1965, NBC airs the first episode of Hullabaloo which was to compete with ABC's Shindig. The first show had The New Christy Minstrels, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Zombies and Woody Allen.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Please Fasten Your Seat Belts

Today in 1935, Amelia Earhart began an 18 hour solo flight from Honolulu to Oakland, Ca., making her the first women to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. Amelia had many flying records after learning to fly in 1921.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Where's the beef?

Today in 1984, Wendy's restaurant's commercial "Where's the beef" aired. Starring Clara Peller it was a great ad. Clara was 81 at the time. She also appeared on Saturday Night Live.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Favorite Teddy Bear

Do you have a favorite teddy bear? Bearwiskers says.... it's Teddy for me!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Andy Jackson

On this day in 1853, a bronze statue of Andrew Jackson was unveiled in Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C. This is the statue that is across from the White House. Jackson was the 7 th President of the United States, and Old Hickory was a country lawyer in Jonesborough, TN. Jackson was the last President to be a veteran of the American Revolution.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Teddy Bears Were Released at My Tag Art

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Space Ship Through The Jungle

On this day in 1929 Buck Rogers, the first sci-fi comic strip premiers. But wait there's more!
On this day in 1929 the Tarzan comic strip premiers also!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wild Kingdom

On this day in 1964, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC. Perkins started out as a laborer at the Saint Louis Zoo and rose through the ranks and became the Zoo director in 1938. Marlin Perkins was born March 28, 1905 in Carthage, Missouri and there is a statue of him in Central Park. Wild Kingdom was on for 27 years!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

White Fur?

The polar bear's fur is not white, it's clear and hollow and looks white because it reflect light. Their fur is oily and water repellent. Polar bears have been known to swim 100 miles at a time.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Utah

On this day in 1896 Utah (People of the mountain), became a State with Salt Lake City as it's capital. Utah is the Beehive State, and Bearwiskers loves the bee cause, of the HONEY!
Happy Birthday Utah!

Monday, January 3, 2011

January Reading List

January Reading List

Ricochet by Sandy Brown
M Is for Malice by Sue Grafton
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
Taking the Fifth by J A Jance
Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier
Ghost in Trouble by Carolyn Hart
In the Company of Others by Jan Karon
The Pawn by Steven James
Everywhere That Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline


Alaska (Great Land), became the 49th state today, with Juneau as it's State Capitol. The land of the midnight sun is known for the Polar Bear, Walrus, Salmon, King Crab, gold Rush, and beautiful lands.
Bearwiskers says... Happy Birthday to the Great State of Alaska!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

January 2, 1941, the Andrew sisters record a song called Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy on Decca records, and it becomes a classic WW II hit.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year