Birthdays: Rembrandt van Rijn, Inigo Jones
1938- Popeye cartoon "With the Jeep" introduced Eugene the Jeep. The funny little character later gave it’s name to the army’s new General Purpose Vehicle, the G.P. or Jeep.
1941- President Franklin Roosevelt sent federal mediator Stanley White to try and solve the labor strike between Walt Disney and his cartoonists.
1971- Producer Steve Krantz, husband of novelist Judith Krantz, announced the production of the first X-rated cartoon, Fritz the Cat, to be directed by newcomer Ralph Bakshi.
1982-Coca-Cola introduced Diet Coke. Coke officials are proud of the fact that within a year it's sales top that of Tab, but Tab was owned by Coke as well. ( duh..?)