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Today's date, November 18, is considered the birthday of Mickey Mouse, a cartoon character who is one of the main symbols of the Walt Disney Company and American pop culture.

Officially, Mickey's birthday is November 18, 1928. It was on this day that the world first saw the cartoon called Steamboat Willie. However, moviegoers first learned about Mickey after 183 days (on May 15), when the small silent cartoon called Plane Crazy was released. Fun fact: until 1947, Walt Disney personally voiced Mickey Mouse, but due to chronic cough due to smoking, he was forced to stop voice-acting.

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