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07-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Also on This Day
Lead Story
Disneyland opens, 1955
American Revolution
Congress learns of war of words, 1776
Three-point seatbelt inventor Nils Bohlin born, 1920
Civil War
John Bell Hood takes command of the Army of Tennessee, 1864
Cold War
Potsdam Conference begins, 1945
Casey Anthony released from prison, 2011
Port Chicago disaster, 1944
General Interest
"Wrong Way" Corrigan crosses the Atlantic, 1938
Superpowers meet in space, 1975
Flight 800 explodes over Long Island, 1996
High Society, Grace Kelly’s last film, opens, 1956
Erle Stanley Gardner is born, 1889
Jimi Hendrix drops out as opening act for The Monkees, 1967
Old West
"Wild Bill" Hickok kills a soldier, 1870
Truman records impressions of Stalin, 1945
Joe DiMaggio ends 56-game hitting streak, 1941
Vietnam War
Wheeler visits South Vietnam, 1969
South Vietnamese paratroopers fight for Citadel, 1972
World War I
Fighting in the streets of Petrograd, Russia, 1917
World War II
Potsdam Conference convenes, 1945


07-19-2012, 04:46 PM
Sorry to go backward, but I didn't post this on the 17th so I thought I'd try to post it now and see if anyone yells at me. :biggrin-new:

For years, I have said I hope the person who invented air conditioning lived a blessed life. I loveee my AC. Anyway, on today's date, Willis Carrier invented a cooling device for a printing company's humidity problems. It later became all about human comfort. Bless him!

July 17, 1902: An Invention to Beat the Heat, Humidity (http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/07/dayintech_0717/)