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: November 28

    Magellan reaches the Pacific, William Shakespeare gets hitched, the Grand Ole Opry debuts, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects, and Jeffrey Dahmer is killed in prison, all on this day.