Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Animation Fun Facts for April 23, 2014

Birthdays: William Shakespeare, President James Buchanan, Sergei Prokoviev, J.M.W.  Turner, Vladimir Nabokov, Shirley Temple, Roy Orbison, Halston, Sandra Dee,Valerie Bertinelli, Lee Majors is 73, Judy Davis, Simone Simon, animator Michael Sporn, Michael Moore is 59, Herve Villechaise- da plane ! da plane!

1867- William Lincoln patents the zoetrope, an optical toy predating motion pictures..

1896-THE FIRST PROJECTED MOVIES IN THE U.S.- The first projection of Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope film by means of Thomas Armat’s Vitascope at Koster & Bials Music Hall on 28th street and Broadway in New York City.. Edison had to be nagged into this by his engineer W.K.L. Dickson. Edison thought projecting movies like the Lumiere Brothers were doing in Europe would never catch on and the future of film was nickelodeon machines.  The movie show featured the sultry Annabella the Dancer and a boxing match, but the real hit of the evening was footage of Waves Hitting the Rocks on Shore, which made people instinctively duck to keep from getting wet.

1914- Happy 100th Birthday Chicago’s Wrigley Field!

1998- Microsoft chairman Bill Gates introduced Windows 98 to a 4,000 industry leaders. When he ceremonially opened the first window, the system crashed-.Doh!

2005- The first You-Tube video was uploaded- Me At the Zoo.

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