This Day in History: January 19th


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – On this day in 2007, Beijing, China, got its very first drive-thru McDonald’s restaurant. It was 32 years after they debuted in America.

On this day in 1974, Notre Dame men’s basketball team defeated UCLA 71-70. The win snapped UCLA’s record 88-game winning streak. It was just a year ago today when Lance Armstrong, after years of speculation, admitted to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories.

On this day in 1993, production began on a little movie called Toy Story. The film was the first feature-length animated feature to be completely computer generated. It would take more than two years to release the movie. When it finally came out, in November of 1995, Toy Story received universally acclaim and would go on to gross almost $400 million worldwide.

The popular board game Scrabble was first released on this day in 1955.

And finally, on this day in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

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