On this day, June 29, 1858, cartoonist John “Dok” Hager born was born in Terra Haute, Indiana. Hager attended school in Europe and returned home to be a dentist. He moved to Seattle in 1899 still working as a dentist. In 1909 Hager began cartooning for the Seattle Daily Times. He created a cartoon character later called Umbrella Man to accompany the daily weather report and a daily comic strip Dippy Duck.
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