This Week in History

July 17, 1955

Disneyland, Walt Disney’s $17 million fantasy theme park, opens in Anaheim, California.

July 19, 1799

The Rosetta Stone is discovered, inscribed in ancient Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Egyptian demotic, thus unlocking the hieroglyphic language.

July 23, 1996

The “Mag 7” U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Team takes home its first ever gold medal from the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

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