On this day: July 17

POSTED: 11:56 AM PDT Jul 16, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 16, 2014 

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

OTD July 17 - Windsor family
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1917: The British royal family adopts the Windsor name. The family name was changed from the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, due to the anti-German sentiment in the British Empire during World War I.

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