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07-04-2008, 07:41 AM
July 4, 1862 – A mathematics professor named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson went rowing with Alice Lidell (the young daughter of a friend) and her sisters. Dodgson created a story a amuse Alice. (He would write this story down and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” would be published 3 years later under Dodgson’s pen name, Lewis Carroll.
July 4, 1872 – Calvin Coolidge, the 30th U.S. President was born in Vermont. He can be visited in WDW’s “Hall of Presidents” attraction.
July 4, 1898 – Actor Johnny Lee, the voice of Br’er Rabbit in Disney’s 1946 “Song of the South” was born in Los Angeles, Ca.
July 4, 1927 – Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film “Trolley Troubles” premiered at the Criterion Theatre in Los Angeles.
July 4, 1950 – Actor Jonathan Benair, the voice of Black and White TV in the 1987 animated film “The Brave Little Toaster” and Jim Bob in the 1997 “The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue,” was born.
July 4, 1955 – A special pre-opening party was held at Disneyland for employees. (The park will debut in 13 days.)
July 4, 1956 – The “Indian War Canoes” attraction debuted in Disneyland’s Critter Country.
July 4, 1956 – Walt Disney and his brother Roy visited Marceline, Missouri (their boyhood home and inspiration for Main Street).
July 4, 1962 – The “Indian Trading Post” shop opened in Frontierland at Disneyland.
July 4, 1963 – The legendary Count Basie and his orchestra performed at Disneyland, finishing up a week of live performances.

07-04-2008, 08:07 AM
Thanks Vince!:thumbsup:

07-04-2008, 08:31 AM
Great 4th of July info! Thanks for posting everyday!:thumbsup:

07-04-2008, 09:30 AM

:cop: :tigger:

07-04-2008, 10:17 AM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

07-05-2008, 12:51 AM
Thanks Vince.