On this day: July 17

POSTED: 12:56 PM Jul 16 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jul 17 2014

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

OTD July 17 - earthquake
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1998: A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea, killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless.

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