“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”
September 21, 2011 by Marie Posted in Culture, History Leave a Comment
On this day in history – September 21, 1897 – as noted by NEWSEUM:
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.