This Day in History

This Day in Disney History January 29th

1915-Disney Legend Bill Peet is born.

1943-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Tire Trouble is released.

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1959-Animated film Sleeping Beauty is released.

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1960-Television show The Wild Burro of the West airs.

1961-Television show Texas John Slaughter: End of the Trail airs.

1967-Part 3 of Television show Gallagher Goes West: Tragedy of the Trial airs.

2004-Final episode of Threat Matrix airs.

2010-Touchstone film When in Rome is released.

2016-Film The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine is released.

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This Day in Disney History January 14th

1924-Disney Legend Guy Williams is born.

1949-Pluto cartoon Pueblo Pluto is released.

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1955-Donald Duck cartoon No Hunting is released.

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1962-Part 2 of Television Show Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates airs.

1968-Part 2 of Television show Way Down Cellar airs.

1973-Part 2 of Television Show The Mystery in Dracula’s Castle airs.

1976-Television series the Bionic Woman premieres on ABC.

1977-Television series Mickey Mouse Club is updated and rerun.

Television series Fantasy Island premieres on ABC.

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1979-Part 2 of Television special Donovan’s Kid is released.

Final episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries airs on ABC.

1990-Television movie Exile airs.

1994-Film Iron Will is released.

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2000-Film The Hurricane is released.

2005-Film Elektra starring Jennifer Garner and Terrance Stamp is released.

Disney Channel Original Movie Now You See It airs.

2015-Actor Alan Rickman dies.

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This Day in Disney History January 12th

1964-Part 2 of The Ballad of Hector the Stowaway Dog entitled Who the Heck is Hector? airs.

1966-Television series Batman premieres on ABC.

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Final episode of Burke’s Law airs.

1973-Television special Fifty Happy Years airs.

1981-Television series Dynasty premieres on ABC.

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1990-International Gateway opens at EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.  It is another entrance into Epcot, and is sometimes referred to as the Back Gate into the park.

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1996-United States Government purchases the Shades of Green, making it a Resort hotel exclusively for Military Personal and Veterans.

1999-Disney Legend Betty Lou Gerson dies.

Television series The PJ’s premieres.

2000-Disney Legend Marc Davis dies.

2001-Touchstone film Double Take is released.

Disney channel original movie Zenon: The Zequel starring Kristen Storms airs.

Downtown Disney District opens up in what will soon be the Disneyland Resort.

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Store World of Disney opens in Downtown Disney District.

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Arcade, Store and Restaurant ESPN Zone opens in Downtown Disney District.

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Downtown Disney District restaurant Rainforest Cafe opens at the soon to be Disneyland Resort.

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2006-Hollywood Pictures film Primeval is released.

ABC Sitcom Crumbs airs.

2007-Disney Channel Series Cory in the House premieres.

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Disney Channel original movie Jump In! airs.

2010-New Stroller and Wheelchair rental store opens in the Disneyland Resort.

2011-Television series Off the Map premieres on ABC.

2012-Adventureland attraction Enchanted Tiki Room-Under New Management closes at Magic Kingdom.

2016-ABC Family becomes Freeform.

Television series Shadowhunters premieres on Freeform.

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This Day in Disney History January 10th

1927-Alice Comedy Alice the Golf Bug is released.

1930-Disney Legend and son of Roy, Roy Edward Disney is born.

1932-Mickey Mouse Sunday Page premieres.

1941-Donald Duck cartoon Timber is released.

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1965-Television special Ida, and the offbeat Eagle airs.

1969-Marvel Comics publishes Marvel Super-Heroes #18 in which the Guardians of the Galaxy debut.

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1970-The Preview Center opens in Orlando, Florida.  It showcases models and sketches for the upcoming Walt Disney World.

1971-Part 2 of Television show Three Without Fear airs.

1980-Marvel Comics Uncanny X-Men #129 is published, it debuts Kitty Pryde.

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1981-Marvel Comics Avengers Annual #10 is published, it debuts Rogue.

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1988-Animated series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh premieres.

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1992-Hollywood Picture film The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is released.

1999-Wonderful World of Disney Movie The New Swiss Family Robinson airs.

2000-Cooking Show “The Ainsley Harriet Show” premieres.

2001-The One Hundred Millionth guest walks through the gates of Disneyland Paris.

2003-Disney Channel original movie You Wish! airs.

2016-Singer David Bowie dies.

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This Day in Disney History January 8th

1916-Disney Legend Card Walker is born.

1947-Performer David Bowie is born.

1956-Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Club Circus ends its run at Disneyland.

1960-Television show The Swamp Fox: Day of Reckoning airs.

1961-Television show The Swamp Fox: A Woman’s Courage airs.

1966-Television series Court Martial premieres on ABC.

1967-Part 1 of Television show Willie and the Yank airs.

1978-Television show Three on the Run airs.

1981-The Two Hundred Millionth guest walks through the gates of Disneyland.

1989-Television special Dinosaur…Secret of the Lost Legend airs.

1998-The first McDonald’s on Disney parks property opens up at Marketplace of Downtown Disney.

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2002-Television series Imagine That premieres.

2003-Television series The Bachelorette premieres.

2004-The Five Hundred Millionth guest walks through the gates of Disneyland.

2008-Final episode of Higglytown Heroes airs.

2013-Late Night Show Jimmy Kimmel Live! moves up 25 minutes earlier to compete with Jay Leno and David Letterman and does so successfully.

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This Day in Disney History January 3rd

1965-Television special on Wonderful World of Color The Disneyland Tenth Anniversary Show airs.

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1971-Part 1 of Television show Three Without Fear airs.

1984-Circle Vision film America the Beautiful ends its run as an attraction in Tomorrowland of Disneyland.

1989-Main Street USA restaurant Sunkist Citrus House closes in Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction If You Could Fly closes at Magic Kingdom.

1991-Television series Blossom starring Mayim Bialik airs.

1994-Television series The Good Life premieres.

The Land pavilion animatronic show Kitchen Kabaret closes in Epcot’s Future World.

1998-Final episode of Wide World of Sports airs on ABC.  From now on, ESPN takes care of all of the sporting needs.

2004-The Land pavilion attraction Food Rocks closes in Epcot’s Future World.

2007-Television series Knights of Prosperity premieres.

Temporary overlay Rockin’ Space Mountain opens in Disneyland a rock and roll themed experience of Space Mountain.

Temporary overlay Rockin’ California Screamin’ opens in California Adventure.  A different soundtrack to California Screamin’.

2016-Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights ends, shutting down a 20 year run at Disney-MGM and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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