Saturday, June 9, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for June 9, 2012

Birthdays: Cole Porter, Burl Ives, Michael J. Fox is 51, Johnny Depp is 49, Natalie Portman is 31 1934- Happy Birthday Donald Duck! Walt Disney's short cartoon "The Little Wise Hen". 1950- After all appeals fail the first of the Hollywood Ten, screenwriters Dalton Trumbo, Philip Dunne, Alvah Bessie, Waldo Salt, Edward Dymtytrk, David Ogden Stewart, Ring Lardner and John Howard Lawson are sentenced to prison. In the L.A. Municipal Jail one felon greeted the leftist writers with a smile and said: "Hi Ya, Hollywood Kids!” 1992- Congress passed the Internet Communications Act, opening up the Internet to the public. At this time, when only defense contractors used it, the Internet had 50 websites; by 2000, it had 77 million websites, now in the hundreds of millions.

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