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Aug 22, 2006
August 22nd, 2006

Question: We all recall Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) as the only time Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny occupied the screen together. Many famous cartoon characters from the Golden age of Hollywood were there. Can you name some famous characters who weren't? (answer below)

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565AD - St Columba reported seeing a dragon in Loch Ness.

1715 Handel's "Watermusic" premiered on the Thames River to mark celebrations
of the Peace ending the War of Spanish Succession.

1806- elderly French painter Jean Fragonard died of a cerebral seizure after eating
a large fruit ice on a hot day.

1849-The first aerial bomb attack. Austrian General Von Wintzingerode was at a
loss at how to get at the besieged Italian city of Venice. The Venetian lagoon was
too deep to wade across but was too shallow for battleships. Finally a Swiss mercenary
suggested filling hot air balloons with troops and flying them over the city to
drop explosives. Those little round black bombs with lit fuses you see in cartoons.
A dozen balloons filled with grenadiers were launched aloft, but before they could
do anything a stiff breeze blew them all to Yugoslavia. Doh!

1882- American showman P.T. Barnum bought the largest elephant in the London Zoo.
He created a new name for the beast- he called it a JUMBO. It was the highlight
of his circus for years and after it was hit by a freight train and killed Barnum
had its bones bleached and charged people admission to come look at it's skeleton.

1906 - 1st Victor Victrola manufactured, using Emile Berliners flat record turntable
system. The Victrola was so cheap and easy to use it became standard in many homes
and finished off any competition from Thomas Edison's rival talking cylinder system.

1927- 200,000 people protest in Hyde Park London and around the world for clemency
for convicted Italian immigrants Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vancetti. They were
socialists who were convicted of murdering a store clerk in Massachusetts and became
a radical cause-celebre. Letters demanding mercy came in from George Bernard Shaw,
Helen Keller, Picasso, the Pope and more. Woody Guthrie wrote folk songs in praise
of Sacco & Vancetti. The next day the State of Massachusetts electrocuted them

1939- The first aerosol spray can.

1953-The French government closed the Devil's Island prison colony.

1984 - Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced.

Question: Can you name some famous characters who weren't in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Answer: Tom & Jerry, Popeye, Bluto and Olive Oyl, Foghorn Leghorn, and Elmer Fudd, Speedy Gonzales. Some of it was that they had difficulty making deals for certain characters.Popeye, Bluto were scheduled to be pallbearers at R.K. Maroon's funeral. Foghorn Leghorn was to deliver the eulogy. The scene was finally cut. They paid all the rights for Elmer Fudd, but they just couldn't figure out where to fit him in.