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Today in History: July 17, Disneyland's opening day

Jul. 17, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 17, the 198th day of 2022. There are 167 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 17, 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States. On this date: In 1862, during...

Creator of 'Star Wars' X-wing and Death Star dies at 90

May. 22, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the “Star Wars” films, has died. He was 90. The Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday that Sierra Dall, Cantwell's partner, confirmed that he died at his home in Colorado on Saturday. Cantwell designed the...