A major Civil War battle ends, America gains a new state, Jim Morrison overdoses, and summer blockbusters dominate theaters, all on this day.
1883: Author Franz Kafka, best known for works like the short story "The Metamorphosis" and novels like "The Trial" and "The Castle," is born in Prague, Austria-Hungary.
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