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 - Walter Cronkite
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NASA/Bill Ingalls

2009: Journalist Walter Cronkite, best known as anchorman for the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981, dies of cerebrovascular disease at age 92 in New York City. He was often cited as "the most trusted man in America."


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