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July 17


  • 1938Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan.



  • 1955Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.



  • 1996TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.



  • 2005 – Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-American actress died (b. 1913)

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