Sunday, January 8, 2017

Animation Fun Facts for Jan 8, 2017

Birthdays: Elvis Presley would have been 82, Robert Schumann, Jose Ferrer, Shirley Bassey, Peter Arno, Yvette Mimieux, Larry Storch is 95, John Nierhardt, Bruce Sutter, Charles Osgood, Gen. James Longstreet, publisher Frank Doubleday, Saheed Jafray, Soupy Sales, David Bowie

In 1963, Doctors told 21year old Steven Hawking he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and he had at best two years to live. Today he is 76.

1705- George Frederich Handel’s first opera Almira opened.

1889- Herman Hollerith received a patent for the electronic counting machine. The machine fed numbers onto punch cards and was used in the U.S. census of 1890. In 1896 Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine Company, which later was renamed International Business Machines or IBM.

1962- The Mona Lisa traveled to America and went on display today at the National Gallery in Washington. It was loaned in a deal brokered by Jackie Kennedy and French cultural minister Andre Malreaux.

1973- Carly Simon got a gold record for "You’re So Vain".

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