Monday, June 23, 2014

Animation Fun Facts for June 23, 2014

Birthdays: Roman Emperor Augustus, Josephine Bonaparte, Alan Turing, Bob Fosse, James Levine, Dan Ogilvy of Ogilvy & Meyers, Joss Whedon, Dr Alfred Kinsey the sex researcher, Edward the Duke of Windsor, Selma Blair, Justice Clarence Thomas, Frances MacDormand is 57

1868- Christopher Latham Scholes patents the typewriter. In 1873 he sold his patent to the Remington Company.  In 1874 Mark Twain secretly admitted to a friend that he enjoyed writing on the newfangled technology.

1972- Title IX passed by the US Government. It called for women’s collegiate sports to be funded equally as the men’s sports.

1976- Toronto’s CN Tower opened. Called the world’s tallest free-standing structure.

1979- The Knack released the single My Sharona.

1989- Tim Burton’s film " Batman" opened.

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