A Half-Century of Awesome
Walt Disney World turns 50 on Oct. 1 — and in true Disney fashion, a big bash will mark the milestone — but it's far from the only thing marking five decades this year. Some of the most prominent inventions, institutions, and pop-culture phenomena that we take for granted today came about back in 1971. From Starbucks to soft contacts and email to Uno, here are 50 things celebrating the big 5-0 this year.
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