The Daily News | July 17

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, US painter, died, 1903
Disneyland opened, 1955
Tyrus Raymond “Ty” Cobb, baseball player, died, 1961
Spanish Civil War began, 1936
Hanna “Dizzy” Dean, major league pitcher, died, 1974
Stealth bomber test flown, 1989
Evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army general, died, 1950
Billie Holiday, jazz singer, died, 1959
Proclamation of the constitution of the republic Korea, 1948
First US military hospital approved, 1775
First structure in what is now Syracuse, New York, built, 1656
Adam Smith, Scottish economist, died, 1790
Soyuz T-12 (USSR) (first woman to walk in space) launched, 1984
“Yellow Submarine” premiered (London), 1968
Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker sect, arrested for treason, 1780
US gained possession of Florida from Spain, 1821
Captain Bering logged landfall at Mount Saint Elias, Alaska, 1741
Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft docked in space, 1975
Largest bankruptcy in US history (LTV Corp. - $4 billion in debt), 1986
Cecil Rhodes elected governor of Cape Colony, 1890
Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan left New York bound for California, 1938
Dorothea Lynde Dix, US social reformer, died, 1887
First town to receive all light and power from atomic energy (Arco, Idaho), 1955
Susanne K. Langer, American philosopher, died, 1985
Twins turned two triple plays at Red Sox (first time in major league history), 1990
States Rights Party (“Dixiecrats”) formed, 1948
First class of students (eight) welcomed to King’s College (later named Columbia), 1754
Joe DiMaggio ended his 56 game hitting streak, 1941