1928:
Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Hot Dog is released.
It is the final Oswald short produced.

Imagineer and Disney Legend Harriet Burns is born Harriet Tapp in San Antonio,
 Texas. Burns was the first woman ever hired by Walt Disney Imagineering in a creative rather than an
 office capacity. She began working at Disney Studios in 1955 as a prop and set painter for the Mickey
 Mouse Club. Burns later helped to create Sleeping Beauty Castle, New Orleans Square, the Haunted
 Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many other theme park and World's Fair attractions.
Retiring in 1986, after 31 years with the Walt Disney Company, she later became involved with the Disney
fan community as a popular speaker.
2005:
Conductor John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra pay tribute to 
Walt Disney with a performance of Walt Disney: 75 Years of Music. Special guests include Dick Van Dyke, Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, and Alan Menken.
1907:
Actor and voice artist Alan Reed, the voice of Boris in Disney's 1955 classic Lady and the Tramp, is born in New York City. Cartoon fans may know him as the original voice of Fred Flintstone. Reed is credited with the catchphrase "Yabba dabba doo!" 
1932:
Disney's black & white Mickey Mouse cartoon Trader Mickey is released. A spoof of the 
1931 MGM film Trader Horn, it is directed by David Hand. While taking a shipload of musical instruments along the 
African coast, Mickey and Pluto are captured by cannibals!
1933:
 United States political leader George Mitchell is born in Waterville, Maine. A member
 since 1995 of the Walt Disney Company board of directors, he became Disney’s board chairman in 2004.
2002:
Disney releases the CD Disney's Greatest Hits, Vol 3The third and final volume of the Disney’s Greatest albums, this collection includes performances by Danny Elfman, Sarah McLachlan and Jodi Benson.
2006:
The evening performance of Disney's Tarzan (at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City) benefits the Actors' Fund of America. 
(The Actors' Fund, which was founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides 
for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals.)
1989:
 Lionel Hampton and his Big Band perform at Disneyland for the first of a seven-day engagement. A jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, bandleader and actor, Hampton ranks among the great names in jazz history.

Great Moments with 
Mr. Lincoln was the 
first Disney-created 
attraction 
to feature an 
Audio-Animatronics 
human figure.
The attraction
made its debut
at the 1964
World's Fair.
1974:
Actress Amy Lou Adams is born in Vicenza, Italy to American parents. She 
appeared as Princess Giselle in the 2007 Walt Disney Pictures fantasy animated-live action film Enchanted (and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance). She also co-starred in the 2011 The Muppets.
1833:
Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third United States President, is
 born on a farm in North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio. He is one of the few
 presidents to have a Disney song written about him. The 1968 film The One and Only Genuine
 Original Family Band features the Sherman Brothers' song "Oh, Benjamin Harrison." Visit him
 and all the U.S. Chief Executives at Disney World's The Hall of Presidents.
1992:
 Actress and singer/songwriter Demi Lovato is born in Dallas, Texas. Best
 known to Disney Channel fans as Mitchie Torres in Camp Rock, she also appeared in the series
As The Bell Rings (as Charlotte Adams) and starred in Sonny With a Chance (as Sonny Monroe).
 Lovato's debut album Don't Forget was released on Disney's Hollywood Records in 2008.
 
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is widely released in theaters in Hong Kong.
1917:
Roy O. Disney (one of Walt's older brothers) begins his naval training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, located north of Chicago, Illinois. 
(He had enlised in the Navy back on June 22.)
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THIS DAY 
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2004:
The annual 3-day Winnie's Hometown Festival kicks off in White River, Ontario.
The theme of this year's festival is "Winnie Goes Hawaiian."
2009:
Variety reports that director Robert Zemeckis is in talks with Disney for a remake of 
the 1968 animated Beatles film Yellow SubmarineZemeckis plans to make the new Yellow 
Submarine in the same cutting-edge 3-D process he has used for other films like The Polar Express and his 
upcoming version of A Christmas Carol. (The project will later be canceled.)
1929:
Stuntman Wayne "Buddy" Van Horn is born. He was hired as Guy Williams' double in the days 
when the Zorro cast did live performances at Disneyland. Although Williams was athletic and capable of doing much 
of the stunts - had he been accidentally injured it would have delayed shooting and been a costly postponement.
"I wore color-coordinated dresses, high heels and gloves to work. Girls didn't wear slacks back then, although I carried a pair in a little sack, just in case I had to climb into high places." -Harriet Burns


Trader Mickey released
Harriet Burns born
2011:
Day 2 of D23 Expo 2011 takes place at the Anaheim Convention
 Center with a soldout crowd. This day's 15-plus events include:

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up with Disney artist Mike Clitherow

Cast and Crew of Phineas and Ferb featuring Dan Povenmire, Swampy Marsh, Vincent Martella, Alyson Stoner,
 and Dee Bradley Baker

A Good Look At Buena Vista Street featuring a sneak peek at the new entrance to Disney California Adventure
 with Imagineers

Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence of the ABC Family hit Melissa & Joey meet and greet fans

D23 Expo Live Auction where fans can bid on unique experiences, tours, artwork, props, and one-of-a-kind
 Disney treasures, closes the evening
August 20
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!