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July 15

July 15, 1955 – The Register Prints Special Disneyland Edition

“Presented in this special newspaper section are a few of the many delights and wonder that are yours to enjoy in Disneyland.”

On July 15, 1955 the Southern California newspaper The Register printed a special Disneyland 16-page advertisement, which would then be printed as a souvenir edition for guests. Printed in preparation for Disneyland’s grand opening two-days later, the ad featured glimpses into some of the attractions and areas guests would be able to enjoy upon entry. This was part of a large-scale advertising campaign for the park, as a similar ad ran in newspapers across the country with the header changed to reflect the paper in which it was printed.

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January 29

January 29, 1920 – Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks Find Advertisement for Artists at the Kansas City Slide Company

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“Cartoon and wash drawings first class man wanted”

On January 29, 1920, an ad was placed in the Kansas City Star by the Kansas City Slide, asking for a man to do cartoons and wash drawings. The ad was spotted by Ub Iwerks, who discussed it with his friend Walt Disney, and the pair agreed that Walt should apply for the position. The pair were still working on establishing their own business, and Walt had only wanted to find a part-time position, but was encouraged by Ub to accept the $40 a week full-time job when it was offered. Although Ub had assured Walt that he could maintain their business while Walt worked at the Kansas City Slide Company, Ub did not possess the salesmanship that Walt had, and the business quickly crumbled; fortunately, Walt was able to convince his boss to hire Ub as well, and the pair would work at the company for a little over two years.