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Those wacky students at Cal Arts take a lighter look at the amazing new technology of rotos- err....Motion Capture. See if you can recognize utterly famous animators James Baxter and Glen Keane.

Birthdays: Sandro Botticelli, Eric Satie, Ayatollah Khomeni, Dr. Edmund Jenner, Archibald Cox, Dennis Hopper, Sugar Ray Leonard, Maureen O'Sullivan, Kathleen Sullivan, Debra Winger, Bill Paxton. Enya, Tina Fey

1826- Artist-Naturalist John James Audubon departs for England ”in deep sorrow” because he could find no publisher in America for his masterpiece the “Birds of North America”.

1845 - Rubber bands invented! Now we can finally wrap our animation scenes!

1875 –The First Kentucky Derby. Winning horse was Aristides.

1890 - Comic Cuts, 1st weekly comic paper, published in London.

1924- Marcus Loew of the Loew's theater chain buys Metro Pictures and combines them with Sam Goldwyn and Louis B. Mayer’s studio to form- MGM, Metro Goldwyn Mayer.

1931- Vaudeville dancer James Cagney became a tough guy movie star when the Wild Bill Wellman’s film Public Enemy debuted. “I wish you wuz a wishing well… so I could tie a bucket to ya and sink ya!”

1938 - Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network.

1941- The Looney Toon Lockout. Producer Leon Schlesinger tries to forestall the unionization of his Bugs Bunny cartoonists by locking them out. After a week he relents and recognizes the cartoonist guild. Chuck Jones called it “our own little six-day war.”

Warner cartoonists locked out. Far left seated- animator Ben Washam, far right standing- inker Martha Goldman-Sigal.

1954-" Brown vs. Board of Ed" Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal. Future justice Thurgood Marshal was the successful attorney.

1967 – Bob Dylan's 1965 UK Tour is released as film "Don't Look Back"

1970 - Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on reed raft Ra, proving the ancient Egyptians could have reached South America.

1971 - Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell," premiered off-Broadway

1973 - Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

1978- Sony and Phillips Electronics introduce the Compact Disc- CD, where the music is played by a laser instead of a needle.