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    Today, Saturday 16th August....

    2004:Walt Disney World announces relief efforts for Central Florida families and Cast Members impacted by Hurricane Charley.

    2007:The United States Post Office debuts a new set of four 41-cent Disney character stamps at Disney World. Honoring the theme of magic, the
    stamps feature Dumbo & Timothy Mouse, Peter Pan & Tinker Bell, Mickey Mouse as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and Aladdin & Genie.

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    Today, Sunday 17th August....

    2004: Disney releases The Three Musketeers - starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy - on DVD and video.

    2007: Disney Channel debuts the much-anticipated sequel High School Musical 2. An amazing 17.2 million viewers tune in, making it the most watched cable telecast ever.

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    Today, Monday 18th August....

    1930:The Mickey Mouse cartoon short The Chain Gang is completed. It features the debut of Pluto (though he is not yet named). The film will be released September 5.


    1938: Disney's first full length animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is released in Australia

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    Today, Tuesday 19th August....

    1692:The Reverend George Burroughs - an ancestor of Walt Disney - is hanged in Massachusetts, as the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 rages on. Disney through maternal lines is a descendant of this minister, who along with George Jacobs, Sr., John Proctor, John Willard, and Martha (Allen) Carrier are wrongfully put to death on this day. Burroughs had been the minister at Salem Village from 1681 to 1683 and had made several enemies there, in particular, the Putnam family, who accused him of witchcraft!

    1965:Walt Disney is issued a passport for an upcoming trip to London, England

    2006: Disney-MGM Studios' Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It closes.

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    Today, Wednesday 20th August....

    1928: Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Hot Dog is released.
    It is the final Oswald short produced.

    1933:United States political leader George Mitchell is born in Waterville, Maine. A member since 1995 of the Walt Disney Company board of directors, he became Disney’s board chairman in 2004.

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    Today, Thursday 21st August....

    1995:The Peoplemover closes at Disneyland. It will be replaced by a faster new attraction called Rocket Rods.

    2004.Mickey Mouse and Radio Disney welcome the Mickey Statue
    Tour to Minnesota. Fourteen (of the 75) Mickey statues are unveiled at the Galleria in Edina.

    2007
    :The "Muppet Mobile Lab," featuring robotic Muppets Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his able assistant Beaker riding a two-wheeled rocket-ship, interact with guests at Epcot. The Lab is part of a play test that Walt Disney Imagineering is running for the next few weeks, giving the research and development staff a chance to try out more advanced robotic, interactive and transportation technologies, mixed with human comedy talent.

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    Today, Friday 22nd August....

    1996:Imagineer & Disney Legend Al Bertino, who helped design such Disneyland attractions as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride & The Haunted Mansion, and animate Disney's 1946 Make Mine Music, passes away in California. (Big Al, the animatronic bear in the Country Bear Jamboree attraction, is based on Bertino!)

    2006:It is reported that Celebration, the Florida community Disney
    created in Osceola County, will be getting its third hotel (the largest one
    to date). Mona Lisa Development, the U.S. affiliate of Mona Lisa Hotels
    and Residences of France, is partnering with the Related Group of Florida, one of the state's biggest condo builders, to build a 450-room condo hotel in the southern part of Celebration.

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    Today, Saturday 23rd August....

    1986:The U.S. Senate passes a bill, Public Law 99-391, designating December 5, 1986 as "Walt Disney Recognition Day."

    2001:Running since June 16, The Power of BLAST! performs its final show at Epcot's America Gardens Theatre.

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    Today, Sunday 24th August....

    1914:Lieutenant Harry Colebourn (a Veterinary Officer) stops at White River Ontario, Canada, on his way to fight the ongoing war in Europe. There he purchases a small black female Canadian bear cub (for $20) and names her Winnie, after his home town of Winnipeg. In October, his regiment will be sent to England (and ultimately France) and Colebourn will leave Winnie in the care of the London Zoo. Mascots and pets are not uncommon among the
    Canadian soldiers. (Writer A.A. Milne and his son Christopher will later visit the zoo ... and become fond of the bear - later known as Winnie the Pooh.)

    1978:Trumpeter, bandleader, singer and composer Louis Prima, known
    for his memorable contribution to Disney's The Jungle Book, passes away in a New Orleans nursing home at age 67. Prima provided the voice of the orangutan King Louie in the Disney animated feature, and sang the film's hit song, "I Wanna Be Like You." His tombstone will read: "When the end comes I know they'll say just a gigolo and life goes on without me."

    2006:It is reported that two white rhinos have taken their first steps
    on African soil after being flown into the country from Disney's Animal
    Kingdom to boost stocks. (The two bring the number of endangered white
    rhinos in the country to just eight.) They were released in the Ziwa RhinoSanctuary in Nakasongola district, about 110 miles northwest of Uganda's capital Kampala after a four-day journey from their home in Florida

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    Today, Monday 25th August....

    1989:The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular attraction opens at the Disney-MGM Studios in Florida. It is the first theme park attraction to use a computer based show control system in conjunction with a programmable logic controller system to trigger, control and sequence complex live events in real time ... in many cases controlled by the actors!

    2000:Carl Barks, the cartoonist who drew Donald Duck comic books for three decades, passes at the age of 99 at his home in Grants Pass, Oregon. (From 1943 to 1966 Carl Barks, often referred to as "The Duck Man," wrote and drew hundreds of Disney's Donald Duck comics.)

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