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First animated movie recorded

There Was Almost Certainly A Dog Playing A BanjoIf

I know you (and I think I do) you have just stopped, or are about to start, watching many cartoons. But who do you have to thank for your beloved Animaniacs boxset, which you have told me on many occasions is your most prized possession worth more to you than your children or car? In part you can thank J. Stuart Blackton... Read more >

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Last ever episode of Friends airs

My only true Friends

It’s quite something that a television show is so successful that it can be identified by a short burst of rhythmic clapping. But that is the case with comedy goliath Friends that first perked centrally in 1994 and then bowed out with an episode appropriately named The Last One on this day in 2004. After a critically slow start, over ten seasons th... Read more >

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First Modern Olympic Games

On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. At the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed athletes from 13 nations to the international competition.

The first recorded Olympic Games were held at Olympia in th... Read more >