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vizsla
04-02-2010, 07:49 AM
Apr. 2, 1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida while searching for gold and the mythical Fountain of Youth. He named the land “Pascua Florida” (Spanish for “Flowery Easter”) because he and his crew first spotted the land on this day – Palm Sunday. Many historians believe Ponce de Leon was the very first European to set foot in Florida. (Pascua Florida Day, April 2nd, is a legal holiday in the Sunshine State.
Apr. 2, 1805 – Writer Hans Christian Anderson, known for his fairytale “The Little Mermaid”, was born in Odensk, near Copenhagen.
Apr. 2, 1899 – Disney Legend, film pioneer & engineering wiz Bill Garity was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He would help put sound into Steamboat Willie, perfect the multiplane camera – a device (first created by Ub Iwerks) used to give depth to animation, and co-invent Fantasound (along with Sound Mixer John Hawkins), an innovative stereo system installed in theaters for Fantasia (now known as surround sound).
Apr. 2, 1908 – Actor Buddy Ebsen, George Russell in Disney’s Davy Crockett, and also appeared in the 1973 “Walt Disney: A Golden Anniversary Salute”, the 1978 “NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney”, and the 2001 “Walt: The Man Behind the Myth”, was born.
Apr. 2, 1920 – Actor/TV producer Jack Webb was born in Santa Monica, Ca. (In 1948 Webb would agree to help finance the construction of a large stage at his friend Walt Disney’s Studio lot, in exchange for production space for his new show. The Disney Studio’s Stage 2 would be completed in 1949 and become the first home to Webb’s long-running “Dragnet.”)
Apr. 2, 1928 – Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon “Sagebrush Sadie” was released.
Apr. 2, 1930 – Clarabelle Cow had her 1st appearance in the Mickey Mouse comic strip.
Apr. 2, 1930 – Actor Roddy Maude-Roxby was born in London, England. He was the voice of Edgar Balthazar-Madame Bonfamille’s avaricious, but slightly comic butler, in Disney’s 1970 “The Aristocats.”
Apr. 2, 1934 – Ward Kimball, who would become one of Walt’s “Nine Old Men”, and known for his creative work on Jiminy Crickett, started working at the Disney Studios.
Apr. 2, 1940 – Walt Disney Productions offered shares in the company to the public for the 1st time. 155,000 shares of preferred stock were offered for $25 per share, and 600,000 common stocks for $5 per share.

Jeff
04-02-2010, 09:28 AM
Seems the Fountain of Youth was in Florida afterall and Ponce was just a couple of hundred years early in his search - It's called Walt Disney World!!!!

Keeps us all young!:thumbsup:

ibrowse17
04-02-2010, 09:05 PM
Seems the Fountain of Youth was in Florida afterall and Ponce was just a couple of hundred years early in his search - It's called Walt Disney World!!!!

Keeps us all young!:thumbsup:

So true!!
Thanks:thumbsup:

PAYROLL PRINCESS
04-03-2010, 11:06 PM
Thanks Vince.

pdrlkr
04-04-2010, 09:19 AM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

BluewaterBrad
04-05-2010, 05:36 PM
Thanks Vince!:mickey: