Thursday, August 7, 2014

Animation Fun Facts for Aug 7, 2014

Birthdays: Roman Emperor Constantius II, Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, Mata Hari, Rassan Rolling Kirk, Dr. Ralphe Bunche, Nicholas Ray, Dr. Richard Leakie, Grandma Moses, Alan Page, James Randi, David Duchovny is 54, Billy Burke aka Glenda the Good Witch, Garrison Keillor is 72, Animator Rudy Ising, Charlize Theron is 39, animation and radio star Stan Freeberg is 88

1882- The legendary hillbilly feud in Kentucky between the Hatfields and the McCoys began, supposedly over a prize hog. Ellison Hatfield was stabbed 26 times and shot in the back by Tolbert McCoy. The Hatfields then rounded up three McCoys and shot them. Over the next forty years, over 100 men, women, and children from both families would be killed.

1919- the First Actor’s Equity Strike.

1933-The first "Alley-Oop" comic strip.

1970 - Christine McVie joined the band Fleetwood Mac.

1970 – The first computer chess tournament.

1979- THE RUNAWAY WARS.-Hollywood Cartoonist’s Union strike against studios sending animation work overseas.

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