Monday, June 13, 2011

Animation Fun Facts for Tuesday June 14th

Cliff Edwards born, the voice of Jiminy Crickett in Walt Disney's Pinocchio

Burl Ives born, the voice of the snowman in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Happy Flag Day -in 1777 The Continental Congress orders the Stars and Stripes flag to be the official U.S. flag. It replaced the Cambridge Flag (The Tree and Stripes) and the Snake and Stripes and all those other things silly things and stripes.

1816- Writers Shelley, Lord Byron and Mary Shelley were spending the summer at the Villa Deodati on Lake Geneva. This day among the revels, drinking, and opium taking, Byron suggested they all write a ghost story. They all failed except for 19 year old Mary who invented the tale of a Swiss scientist who created an artificial man. She called it Frankenstein.

2001- The Oxford English Dictionary admitted the slang expletive of Homer Simpson "DOH!" into its august pages.

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