1950 - Crusader Rabbit", the first limited animation television show,premiered.
1926 - Warner Bros. announced the motion picture sound-on-disc system.
1970 - Hippies and Radical Yippies try to take over Disneyland. 750 infiltrate the park, take over the Wilderness fort, raise the Vietcong flag and pass reefers out to passersby. Later, when the radicals marched in a Main Street parade, they sang thier own lyrics to Zipadee Doo Dah ("Ho, Ho, HoChi Mihn is going to win..."). More conservative park guests tried to drown them out by singing America the Beautiful. Suddenly, as the confrontation heated up toward a flash point, a platoon of Anahiem Police officers in full riot gear poured into the park from backstage areas. A riot was adverted,and for many years afterward Disneyland selectively enforced a "dress code" at the park, occasionally refusing admission to "long-haired hippies". The 1970 incident is the only time an outside security force dmade a full-blown public appearance in The Happiest Place on Earth.
1930 - Max Fleischer's short "Dizzy Dishes" introducing BettyBoop.
1889 - O.B. Brown patented a "projecting device" combining amagic lantern and a phenakistiscope. The first true movie projector.
1941 - James Stuart Blackton, the first American animator, top cartoonist,founder of Vitagraph, and publisher of the first true movie fanzine MotionPicture World, is hit by a bus on Pico Blvd.
1942 - Disney's "Bambi"premiered.
1941 - Walt Disney, his studio paralysed by a cartoonist's strike, goeson goodwill tour of South America (underwritten by a $70,000 governmentgrant.). The film "Saludos Amigos" and "The Three Caballeros"result. Federal mediators later settle the strike.
1907 - Alan Reed, the voice of Fred Flintstone, born.
1906 - Friz Freleng, Warner Bros. Animation director, born.
1880 - George Herriman- cartoonist creator of Krazy Kat and longtime L.A.resident, born.
1997 - According to the film "Terminator II", the Skynet computer defense system becomes self-aware and launches the War of the Day of Judgement.
1873 - Dr. Lee Deforrest, part inventor of wireless radio and television,born.
1980 - Fred 'Tex' Avery, master cartoon director, died in the parking lot of Hanna/Barbera Studios.
1968 - Disney rejects the final attempt of master animator Bill Tytla,creator of Grumpy, Dumbo and the Devil on Bald Mountain, to get his old job back. Tytla even offered to work on spec on a test to get back in. Tytla died later that year.
1953 - Warner's "Cat Tails for Two" introducing Speedy Gonzales. Speedy Gonzales was a real man. Artist Frank Gonzales got the nickname 'Speedy'for his ability to complete his daily quota of drawings faster than anyone else. The name was later matched to the character.
1887 - Thomas Edison received a patent for the Kinetoscope