July 17, 1899 (119 years ago)
•NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.

July 17, 1955 (63 years ago)
•Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.

July 17, 1975 (43 years ago)
•An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.

July 17, 1989 (29 years ago)
•First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.

July 17, 1995 (23 years ago)
•The Nasdaq Composite index closed above the 1,000 mark for the first time.

July 17, 1997 (21 years ago)
•The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business.