On this day: July 17

Published: Jul 16 2012 02:56:14 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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

OTD July 17 - Casey Anthony
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2011: Casey Anthony is released from jail in Orange County, Florida, 17 days after being cleared of murdering her daughter Caylee.

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    On this day: December 18

    America celebrates its first official day of thanksgiving, "The Nutcracker" debuts, the first "Pink Panther" short premieres, and the first nuclear power plant in America goes online, all on this day.