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TODAY - Dec 05, 2016

Thought of the Day

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.

Today's Birthday

Walt Disney
Walt Disney producer, American(1901)

An American producer of animated films and cartoon artist who led the foundation of The Walt Disney Company and won 26 Oscars.

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker Player, English(1975)

An English professional snooker player who has won the World Championship on three occasions.

Little Richard
Little Richard Musician, American(1932)

An American pioneer of rock n roll whose hit include "Tutti Frutti" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly".

Otto Preminger
Otto Preminger Director, American(1905)

An Austrian American theatre and film director whose best known films include The Man with a Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder.

Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren Politician, American(1782)

An American politician who served as the eighth President of the United States.

This day in History


The American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), is formed.


The myth of Bermuda Triangle begins when five Avenger bombers of the US Air Force mysteriously vanished in a clear blue sky while flying out over the Atlantic on a training flight.


Phi Beta Kappa, the first collegiate fraternity, is founded at William and Mary College in Williamsburg.


The 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States ends Prohibition.

Man who made the difference

Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Walt Disney

An American producer of animated films and cartoon artist who led the foundation of The Walt Disney Company and won 26 Oscars, was born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States. At his young age he drawing and selling his sketches to earn money. At McKinley High School he studied art and photography. He also attended night classes of Fine Arts at the Chicago Academy. At the age of 16, he left high school to fight in World War I but he was too young to join any services. So he joined Red Cross. Disney met Ub Iwerks a commercial artist and started their own business. Later he established an animation studio. In 1920s his business went bankrupt. Disney moved to Hollywood in 1923. He began producing short animated films with his brother Roy O. Disney, and Iwerks. In 1927 Disney created the cartoon character Oswald the Rabbit. A year later he produced another character, a mouse called Mortimer, but shortly after changed the name to Mickey. Disney, who is considered the father of the animation industry died on December 15, 1966, in Burbank, California, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal