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  1. #1 7-17-12: This day in history 
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    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
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Senior Member Gina's Avatar
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    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.

    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

    Good men sleep peaceably in their beds at night because
    rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

    Real superheroes don't wear capes. They wear dog tags.
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