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July 17


1821   Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

1955   Disneyland opens in California.

1961   Baseball hall-of-famer Ty Cobb died at age 74.

1990   The Minnesota Twins become the first team in Major League Baseball to turn two triple plays in a single game

Famous Birthdays:

1889   Erle Stanley Gardner (Author)

1917   Phyllis Diller (Comedianne)

1947   Camilla (Duchess of Cornwell)

1952   David Hasselhoff (Actor)

1960   Mark Burnett (TV Producer)

Today in History Archive:

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