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Disneyland Opens in Anaheim, California

Disneyland is the world's most famous themed amusement park and has welcomed an estimated 515 million visitors since its opening. Walt Disney's original plans called for a modest park to be built on 8 acres (32,000 m²) next to the Disney Studios as a place where his employees could go to relax. A much more ambitious Disneyland opened to invited guests and the media on July 17, 1955. The day's events did not go smoothly. What were some of the problems that plagued the much-anticipated opening?



Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a Christian denomination, is best known for its teaching that Saturday, the seventh day of the week, is the Sabbath and that the second advent of Jesus is imminent. Born out of the Millerite Movement of the 1840s, the church was part of the wave of revivalism known as the Second Great Awakening. The core set of theological beliefs held by the church are expressed in its 28 Fundamentals, which states what about death?

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Anne Hutchinson

Anne Hutchinson was an American colonist who was banished from Boston for her religious views. In her living room, she held discussions in which she emphasized faith rather than works as the means to salvation, held to predestination, and claimed she could identify the elect among the colonists. These activities caused Puritan leaders to view her as an antinomian heretic. What did Anne and her followers do after being banished?

Last updated on Tuesday, 17th July 2007

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