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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Polar Bear, MLK & More

This Day in History: January 18, 1733   

From then...
The first polar bear, a nine-month old cub captured in Greenland, was exhibited in America (Boston, Massachusetts) on January 18, 1733.
The baby polar bear does look rather cuddly...

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Not so sure I can say the same about the Mama (or Daddy)...

A polar bear is seen at St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec March 6, 2008.
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'til now...
The N.C. Zoo will open its first major addition in years Oct. 23 week (2014) when it unveils $8.5 million worth of renovations to its polar bear exhibit. It may even have a new bear to introduce to the public. At one time, it looked as thought the completed exhibit might have no polar bears at all. Read MORE...

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/10/4221946/nc-zoo-to-open-new-polar-bear.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/10/4221946/nc-zoo-to-open-new-polar-bear.html#storylink=cpy
Meet Patches, one of the N.C Zoo’s polar bears.

Also on This Day in History: January 18, 1993
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Since we are in the three-day weekend of celebration commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. it is important to also note Today in History: January 18,1994 - The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 of the United States of America for the first time. [Source: History of MLK Day]


 
There are a plethora of events occurring on any given day. Today is no exception.

History for January 18

MUSIC History for January 18