November 19 is such a great day that I decided to celebrate several random events all in one!
And (hopefully without being disrespectful) I quickly photo-shopped all of the events into one silly picture–see if you can guess which events we’re celebrating:
Alright, yes…that was a terrible attempt buuut, it sort of gets the point across. Today we are celebrating: Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, the pencil was invented in 1895, pop-tarts were invented in 1963, and “Rocky and His Friends” or more commonly, “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” aired in 1959.
Thus, Abe is eating a poptart and watching “Rocky and Bullwinkle” while taking a break from writing the Gettysburg Address–which he is writing in pencil. Whew. A stretch of the imagination. =)
Because we are having a crazy stretch of fun, I’m going to be giving you some fun facts about these events!
The Gettysburg Address Paparazzi (November 19, 1863)
This is the only known picture of Abraham Lincoln on the day he delivered the address. Paparazzi shot!
Post originally had the idea for the pastry and announced early they were going to be called “Country Squares.” However, they announced the news too early because Kellogg snatched a version of the idea within six months, calling them “Pop Tarts”–named after one of the hottest things at the time—Pop Art, which Andy Warhol made popular.
The show was originally named “Rocky and His Friends” but was aired with several different names: “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show”, “The Bullwinkle Show”, “The Rocky Show”, & “Rocky and Bullwinkle.” Nevertheless, here is a short clip of an opening to their show. Obviously I only saw reruns of this show, but as a child it was one of my favorites!