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FILM’S US RELEASE ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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The British-American animated fantasy film Alice in Wonderland was
produced by Walt Disney Productions and is the 13th film in the Walt
Disney Animated Classics series. It was first released in London on
July 26 for its world premier. The comedy-adventure film features the
voices of Kathryn Beaumont as Alice, and Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter.

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English writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name,
Lewis Carroll

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Tim Maguire

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CHARACTER DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny from the cartoon, A Wild Hare

While Porky’s Hare Hunt was the first Warner Bros. cartoon to feature a Bugs
Bunny-like rabbit, A Wild Hare, directed by Tex Avery is widely considered to
be the first official Bugs Bunny cartoon. It is the first film where both Elmer
Fudd and Bugs are shown in their fully developed forms as hunter and
tormentor, respectively; the first in which Mel Blanc uses what would become
Bugs’ standard voice; and the first in which Bugs uses his catchphrase,
"What’s up, Doc?".  A Wild Hare was a huge success in theaters and
received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cartoon Short Subject.

    

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Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is 71 today

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APOLLO LIFT OFF ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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Apollo 15 leaves the launch pad at Cape Kennedy, FL

Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the US Apollo program, the fourth to
land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission. It was the first of
what were termed "J missions," long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on
science than had been possible on previous missions. It was also the first mission
on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used.

The mission ended on August 7. At the time, NASA called it the most successful
manned flight ever achieved.

Commander David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin spent three days on
the Moon, including 18½ hours outside the spacecraft on lunar extra-vehicular
activity
(EVA).

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The crew left to right: David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden, James B. Irwin

 

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James Irwin with the Apollo 15 Lunar Rover

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Cape Kennedy Mission Control

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