On this day: December 20

POSTED: 10:21 PM PST Dec 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 19, 2015 

The Louisiana Purchase is completed, South Carolina secedes from the U.S., Edison demonstrates his incandescent light, Elvis gets drafted, and the U.S. invades Panama, all on this day.

OTD December 20 - Roy Disney
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Walt Disney

1971: Roy O. Disney, the older brother of Walt Disney and the co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company, dies from a seizure at the age of 78 in Burbank, California. He is seen here in October 1971 at the opening of Walt Disney World in Florida.


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