Today in History 1-1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico. 2- George Bernard Shaw refused to accept Nobel Prize money 3-1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday. 4-1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service. 5-Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia celebrates the independence of Latvia from Russia in 1918. 6-Independence Day (Morocco), celebrates the independence of Morocco from France and Spain in 1956. 7-National Day (Oman) Voice and written by Azhar Niaz Producer Azhar Niaz #azharniaz
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