Thursday, March 20, 2014

Animation Fun Facts for March 20, 2014

Birthday: Roman poet Ovid 43BC,  Henryk Ibsen, Lauritz Melchior, Ray Goulding, Mr. Rogers, Bobby Orr, Sheldon "Spike" Lee is 56, B.F. Skinner, Pat Riley, Sir Michael Redgrave, Edgar Buchanan, Christy Romano the voice of Kim Possible, Holly Hunter is 56, William Hurt is 64, Carl Reiner is 92, Chris Wedge is 56.

1841- Edgar Allen Poe's The Murder's in the Rue Morgue first published in Graham’s Magazine. Called the first true detective novel, Poe's detective C. Auguste Dupin was inspired by a real French sleuth named Jules Vinquoc who used disguises and scientific technique to solve crimes the Paris police could not handle. Dupin was the inspiration for Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot.

1852-Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" first published. ”

1903- Henri Matisse exhibits at the Salon des Independents in Paris.

1931- Cantors Kosher deli opened in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles.

1943-MGM's "Dumb Hounded" the first Droopy Cartoon.

1969-John Lennon married Yoko Ono on the Rock of Gibraltar.

1991- A judge ordered the Walt Disney Company to pay Peggy Lee $3.8 million for the songs she wrote and performed in the film Lady and the Tramp. This additional income was from videocassette sales for a re-issue. In 1955 she was paid $3,500.

1999- Legoland opened in Carlsbad Cal.

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