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This Day in History: July 17

July 17: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1821, Florida was ceded to the United States by Spain.
  2. In 1867, the Harvard School of Dentistry becomes the first dental school in the U.S.
  3. In 1902, the air conditioner was invented.
  4. In 1955, Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California.
  5. In 1975, an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower linkup of its kind.
  6. Famous Birthdays: James Cagney (actor), Erle Stanley Gardner (author), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Belinda Carlisle (singer)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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