Joseph Barbera (1911–2006) was an influential American animator,
director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist. Born in New
York City, after working odd jobs and as a banker, Barbera joined Van
Beuren Studios in 1932 and subsequently Terrytoons in 1936. He met his
lifelong collaborator William Hanna while working for
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1937 and soon began producing animated shorts
such as the Tom and Jerry series. In 1957, after MGM dissolved their
animation department, they co-founded Hanna–Barbera, which became the
most successful television animation studio in the business, producing
programs such as The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Top Cat,
The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, The Quick Draw McGraw Show, The Smurfs, Wacky
Races and Yogi Bear. Hanna and Barbera won seven Academy Awards and
eight Emmy Awards and their shows have a global audience of over
300 million people, with translations in more than 20 languages.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
After Queen Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace, King James VI of
Scotland acceded to the throne of England, Wales and Ireland, becoming
James I of England and unifying the crowns of the four kingdoms for the
The last of Māori leader Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the New
Zealand government, ending his uprising.
German physician Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium
tuberculosis , a bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
One day after giving a sermon in which he made a plea to Salvadoran
soldiers to stop carrying out the government's repression and
violations of basic human rights, Archbishop Óscar Romero was
assassinated while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
The Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party, led by Jigme Thinley, won 45 out
of 47 seats in the National Assembly of Bhutan in the country's
first-ever general election.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
To make a nest
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Love is enough: though the World be a-waning
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder,
And this day draw a veil over all deeds passed over,
hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and
these eyes of the loved and the lover.
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