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 - Port Chicago
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1944: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.

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