This Day in History

July 17th in History

"Wrong Way" Corrigan takes off, Disneyland opens, and Handel's Water Music premiers! Erle Stanley Gardner, Jimmy Cagney, Phyllis Diller, and David Hasselhoff are born; Adam Smith, Billie Holiday, Ty Cobb, Dizzy Dean, Mickey Spillane, and Walter Cronkite die. Happy World Emoji Day!

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Quote of the Day

"The first hundred thousand — that was hard to get; but afterwards it was easy to make more."

John Jacob Astor, fur trader and opium dealer born July 17, 1763