Today, Wednesday 6th August....
1928....Poor Papa is released. This is Disney's first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short cartoon.
1970....Hippies try to take over Disneyland when 750 of them infiltrate the park and take over the Wilderness Fort. They raise the Vietcong flag and pass reefers out to passersbys. Later, they march in a Main Street parade, and sing their own lyrics to "Zipadee Doo Dah" ("Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Mihn is going to win..."). More conservative park guests try to drown them out by singing "America the Beautiful." Before the confrontation can heat up, a platoon of Anaheim Police officers in full riot gear pour into the park from backstage areas! A riot is adverted, and for many years afterward Disneyland will selectively enforced a "dress code" at the park, occasionally refusing admission to "long-haired hippies".
(This incident is the only time an outside security force has ever made a full-blown public appearance in the Anaheim park.)