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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 - Hyatt Kansas City collapse
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1981: A structural failure leads to the collapse of a walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Mo., killing 114 people and injuring more than 200. At the time, it was the deadliest structural collapse in U.S. history, not to be surpassed until the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001.

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