Today, 24th June....
1893: Roy Oliver Disney (older brother of Walt) is born in Chicago, Illinois. He will be the middle of 5 children. Roy will go on to serve as president of Walt Disney Productions from 1945 to 1968 and chairman of the board from 1964 until his death in 1971.
1913: Alan Alexander Milne (future creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) marries Daphne de Selincourt. In 1920, they will have a son and name him Christopher Robin.
1956: Walt Disney appears on Ed Sullivan's 8th Anniversary Show. Walt along with Ronald Reagan, Natalie Wood, Robert Walker, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz sing "Happy Anniversary" in a tribute to Sullivan.
1994: At Epcot, the Electric Umbrella fast-food facility opens in Communicore East.
1998: Jacqueline D'Ambrosi, a 9-year-old from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, becomes the 600-millionth person to walk through the turnstiles of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World! With a click of the turnstile at 7:37 a.m., Jacqueline is immediately mobbed by Mickey Mouse and a cast of other Disney characters. She is awarded lifetime passes to the Florida park, and to Disney's 3 other theme parks, for her and her family.