On this day: July 17

POSTED: 11:56 AM PDT Jul 16, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 16, 2016 

Air conditioning is born, the "happiest place on Earth" opens up, The Beatles get animated, and Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Ukraine, all on this day.

OTD July 17 - Dizzy Dean
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1974: Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Jay "Dizzy" Dean, the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in one season, dies of a heart attack at age 64 in Reno, Nevada. A four-time All-Star who won a World Series title in 1934 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dean also played for the Chicago Cubs during his 11-year career and also made a one-game comeback in 1947 for the publicity-starved St. Louis Browns.


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