Monthly Archives: June 2011

‘Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory’ released

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Blu-ray Trailer

(Wednesday, June 30, 1971)Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, a musical film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, was released today in the U.S.  The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket as he receives a golden ticket and visits Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.

Generals outline war plans

"The Civil War - Episode One: The Cause (1861)"

(Saturday, June 29, 1861) — President Lincoln and his cabinet met with key military leaders today to examine the future course to to be taken by Union forces. Generals McDowell and Scott described their plans, recognizing the importance of maintaining public support and enthusiasm.