On this day in history…

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892.

Although J. R. R. Tolkien spent most of his working life as an academic, he is most famous today as the author of the epic fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings”.

Tolkien’s academic areas of expertise were Old and Middle English and early European mythology and he drew on this knowledge to create his fantasy worlds, including inventing his own elvish languages.

Accessed on 01.02.20 at: https://www.onthisday.com/people/j-r-r-tolkien

On this day in history…

At the height of the Great Depression, thousands turn out for the opening of Radio City Music Hall, a magnificent Art Deco theater in New York City. Radio City Music Hall was designed as a palace for the people, a place of beauty where ordinary people could see high-quality entertainment. Since its 1932 opening, more than 300 million people have gone to Radio City to enjoy movies, stage shows, concerts and special events.
Radio City Music Hall was the brainchild of the billionaire 
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Accessed at: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history 12.27.19

On this day in history…

Walt Disney (Walter Elias Disney) was born in 1901. He was an American Oscar-Emmy winning cartoonist. Disney and Ub Iwerks created Mickey Mouse in 1928, with Disney providing the voice. Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations.
Film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1942), Cinderella (1950), and Mary Poppins (1964, which earned five Oscars).
TV: The Mickey Mouse Club (1955-1996) and Walt Disney’s Disneyland (1954-, with several name changes).

Accessed at: http://www.thisdaytrivia.com/ on 12.05.19