May 22 1985: Wolfgang “Woolie” Reitherman Passes Away
One of Walt Disney’s “Nine Old Men”, Wolfgang “Woolie” Reitherman, passes away suddenly in Burbank, California at age 75. He was the first animator to be given a directorial role for the full length feature The Sword in the Stone. He will be named a Disney Legend in 1989.
Petoskey stones are the fossilized skeletons of a type of ancient coral reef species known as Hexogonaria percarinata, which once covered all of what is now eastern Canada and the United States. They were formed when sheets of ice scraped the bedrock, picking up the long-dead fragments of coral, and then grinding off their rough edges and depositing them along the eastern seaboard of North America.
Aviator John Moisant with his cat, Paree, perched on his shoulder in 1910. Moisant would die later this year in Louisiana while preparing for the Michelin Cup competition, when a gust of wind thrust him out of his monoplane.