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Daily Video for June 9 – Happy Birthday Donald Duck!



On June 9, 1934, Walt Disney released a Silly Symphonies short entitles “The Wise Little Hen”.  In this short a very familiar white bird in a blue sailor’s outfit makes an appearance.  He will prove so popular that soon he’s having adventures with a certain big-eared mouse and a star is born!

Happy 86th birthday, Donald Duck!

Check out his debut performance here:

On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 27, 2020!

MAY 27, 2020

Today is:

Cellophane Tape Day

National Grape Popsicle

Nothing to Fear Day

 Sunscreen Protection Day



WILD BILL HICKOK (1837-1876) — American West folk hero, lawman, gunfighter, and entertainer.
DASHIELL HAMMETT  (1895-1961) — American crime novelist & short story writer.  Best known for novels The Maltese Falcon The Thin Man.
RACHEL CARSON  (1907-1964) — American marine biologist, conservationist, and author.  Her book Silent Spring is credited with kicking off the modern environmentalist movement.
SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE (1922-2015) — English actor, best known for portraying villains in films.  He starred as Count Dracula many times, Saruman in Lord of the Rings, and Count Dooku in Star Wars.



1703 – Tsar Peter the Great of Russia founds the city of St. Petersburg.  It will be the Russian capital until the 1917 Revolution.
1927 – Ford Motor Company ceases production of its Model T after almost 20 years, retooling the factory to produce the new Model A.
1933 – Walt Disney releases it’s cartoon short The Three Little Pigs, featuring the hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”.
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in California opens to pedestrian traffic, linking the city of San Francisco and Marin County, CA.  Vehicles will be allowed to cross the next day.
1962 – The Centraila mine fire begins as the town’s landfill is burnt and underground dust from a vacant coal mine is ignited.  This will cause the town to be mostly abandoned by 1980 and is still burning underground.


On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 15, 2020!

MAY 15, 2020

Today is:

Bring Flowers to Someone Day

Endangered Species Day

International Day of Families

 National Bike to Work Day

  National Pizza Party Day

  National Chocolate Chip Day

Straw Hat Day



L. FRANK BAUM (1856-1919) — American author most famous for his children’s series, beginning with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
MADELINE ALBRIGHT (1937) — Czech-American politician and diplomat.  First female Secretary of State (1997-2001)
JOHN SMOLTZ  (1967) — American Hall of Fame Baseball player. Only pitcher to record both 200 wins and 150 saves.
EMMITT SMITH (1969) — American Hall of Fame Football player.  As a running back, became the league’s all time rushing leader.



1718 – London lawyer, James Puckle, patents the world’s first machine gun, the Puckle Gun.
1730 – Robert Walpole becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1905 Las Vegas is founded when 110 acres of land is auctioned off and will later become its downtown.
1928 – Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut in the short cartoon, “Plane Crazy
1940 McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernandino, California — the beginning of the fast food giant’s history.
On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 1, 2020!

May 1, 2020

Today is:

May Day

Couple Appreciation Day

International Workers’ Day

Global Love Day

International Space Day

International Tuba Day

National Chocolate Parfait Day

Phone in Sick Day

New Homeowners Day

National School Principals’ Day



BENJAMIN HENRY LATROBE (1764-1820) — British-American architect.  Helped design the US Capitol building and the first cathedral in the US, the Baltimore Basilica.
CALAMITY JANE (1856-1903) — American frontierswoman and Wild West Show performer.
JOSEPH HELLER  (1923-1999) — American novelist, short story writer, playwright and screenwriter.  Best known for writing Catch-22.
TIM McGRAW (1967) — American country music artist, actor, and record producer.



1840 – The Penny Black, the world’s first official adhesive postage stamp is issued in the United Kingdom.
1886 – Rallies are held throughout the US demanding an eight-hour work day for workers.  They will culminate in the Haymarket Affair in Chicago three days later.
1931 – The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
1956 – Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine is first made available to the public.
1989 – Disney-MGM Studios (today Disney’s Hollywood Studios) opens in Walt Disney World, Florida.
1999 SpongeBob Squarepants premieres on Nickelodeon.