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Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 26th, 1918: A sixteen year old Walt Disney enlists in the American Ambulance Corps (part of the Red Cross).
The recruiter at the Red Cross was skeptical since Walt needed to be seventeen and asked to see Walt's birth certificate. Walt attempted to get it and was shocked to discover that Cook County had no record that he was born in Chicago on December 5th, 1901, as he'd been led to believe. Undeterred, he came up with a different plan. Walts mother Flora forges her husbands signature on the passport application & Walt changes the date of his birth to December 5, 1900 making. His application was accepted. He spent a year driving an ambulance & chauffeuring Red Cross officials. His ambulance was covered not just with stock camouflage, but with Disney cartoons. By September of 1919, the Ambulance Corps had finished its work and Walt returned home, having seen the world.
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Also on this day in 1949: "Tennis Racquet", directed by Jack Kinney is released.
Tennis Racquet features a tennis match between Goofy and Goofy, a goofy announcer, Goofy groundskeeper, even Goofy spectators. It's safe to say this short is pretty darn Goofy!
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