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Add Your Piece of History… 3rd August

3 Aug
  • On this day in 1978.   The Queen opens the 11th Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada.

 

  • On this day in 1914.  Germany declared war on France. The next day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

 

  • On this day in 1933.  The Mickey Mouse Watch was introduced for the price of $2.75. Produced by the Ingersoll-Waterbury Watch Company.  The watches were introduced just 5 years after Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie.  Over 11,000 of the original Mickey Mouse watches were sold on the first day of release.

 

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Add Your Piece of History… 20th May

20 May
  • On this day in 2009.  Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse dies.  Wayne died at the age of 62 from complications from diabetes.  He became the voice of Mickey Mouse in 1977 and was married to the actress, Russi Taylore, who voiced Minnie Mouse.
  • On this day in 1959.  Ford wins the battle with Chrysler to call its new car ‘Falcon’.  Both Ford and the Chrysler Corporation, unknown to each other, chose the name ‘Falcon’ for their new small cars.  Ford reserved the name with the industry registry only 20 minutes ahead of Chrysler so won the right to name.

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Wayne Allwine

Wayne Allwine, voice of Mickey Mouse. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: 1961 Ford Falcon Advertisment

1961 Ford Falcon Advertisment (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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