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July 17 1821
Spain Cedes Florida to the US
On this date in 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States. In exchange, the United States dropped all claims to the areas now located i ...
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July 17 1938
Douglas Corrigan Flies Plane from New York to ??
On this date in 1938, Galveston born Douglas Corrigan lifted his plane off from an airport in New York, bound for California according to t ...
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July 17 1996
RT Williams (The Grey Ghost) dies in Austin
Central Texas Blues legend, Roosevelt T Williams, better known as the "Grey Ghost" died on this date in 1996.
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