Birthdays: British Aardmann animation director Nick Park.
1877- First edition of the Washington Post.
1915- MAX FLEISCHER PATENTS THE ROTOSCOPE TECHNIQUE- This system enables you to film an actor then draw the cartoons over the still frames of the live action to achieve a realistic motion. (an early form of Motion Capture) Max would film his brother Dave in a clown suit then draw Koko the Clown over him. Dave had already owned the clown suit because he had been seriously considering a change in careers. The Fleischer's New York studio would be Disney's chief rival for most of the 1920's-30's.
1964- Rankin Bass' t.v. special 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' first broadcast.