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On this day: July 17

POSTED: 11:56 AM PDT Jul 16, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 16, 2013 

Air conditioning is born, the "happiest place on Earth" opens up, and the Beatles get animated, all on this day.

OTD July 17 - Connie Hawkins
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Courtesy of Topps

1942: Connie Hawkins, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and New York City playground legend, is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hawkins, known by his nickname "The Hawk," played in the ABL and the ABA and for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing seven seasons in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks. He led the Pittsburgh Pipers to the ABA title in 1968, leading the league in scoring that year and winning both the ABA's regular-season and playoff MVP awards. He was also a four-time NBA All-Star.

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