Today, 6th February....
1859: Elias Disney (the future father of Walt Disney) is born to Kepple Disney II and Mary Richardson in Bluevale, Ontario, Canada. While still in his teens, Elias will move with his family to the United States and eventually settle in Ellis, Kansas. As an adult, he will find employment as a construction worker for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago - a likely source of inspiration for his son Walt many years later! As a a general contractor, he will open his first contracting office in 1895. Elias will be later honored with a Main Street window on Disney World's Magic Kingdom that reads:
Walt Disney Productions officially changes its name to The Walt Disney Company.