History Blog

November 18

Happy Birthday RIP Louis Daguerre(1787–1851) Imogene Fernandez de Coca(1908–2001) ; Brenda Vaccaro–73 Linda Evans(Linda Evanstad)–70 Kevin Nealon–59 Kim Wilde(Kim Smith)–52 Owen Wilson–44 Chloë Sevigny–38 ; 1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times. ; 1928 – The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon, Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York City.