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It’s Their Party – NYTimes.com

Our subject for today is: Presidential nominating conventions — why are they still around? Other possible subjects were: The Facebook phenomenon and why does its board of directors look like a reunion tour of the Backstreet Boys and their managers? Or: The new sensation of dancing dogs on TV talent …

Disneyland opens — This Day in History — 7/17/1955

 Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens on July 17, 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close …