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Calendar for July 17th, 2013

Born 1763: John Jacob Astor (businessman)

1821: Florida formally ceded by Spain to the U.S.

1862: U.S. National Cemetery Act passed

1867: In Boston, Massachusetts, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine established as the first university-based dental school in the U.S.

Born 1899: James Cagney (actor)

Born 1912: Art Linkletter (television personality)

Born 1917: Phyllis Diller (actress)

Born 1920: Nils Bohlin (inventor of seat belts)

Born 1935: Diahann Carroll (singer)

Born 1951: Lucie Arnaz (actress, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz)

Born 1952: David Hasselhoff (actor)

1955: Disneyland Park opened in Anaheim, California

Died 1959: Billie Holiday (jazz & blues singer)

Born 1960: Mark Burnett (television producer)

Died 1961: Ty Cobb (baseball player)

Born 1968: Bitty Schram (actress)

Born 1973: Eric Moulds (football player)

1975: U.S. Apollo 18 and U.S.S.R. Soyuz 19 docked with each other in space marking the first such link-up between spacecrafts from the two nations

1989: Maiden flight of B-2 stealth bomber

1990: Two triple plays were made by the Minnesota Twins in a game against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox won 1-0

1997: Last 400 Woolworth's department stores closed

Died 1998: Joseph Maher (actor)

Died 1998: Hugh Reilly (actor)

2006: Tsunami in Indonesia

Died 2009: Walter Cronkite (newscaster)

Died 2012: Morgan Paull (actor)