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On this day: July 3

Published On: Jun 27 2012 04:23:19 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 03 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

A major Civil War battle ends, America gains a new state, Jim Morrison overdoses, and summer blockbusters dominate theaters, all on this day.

July 3 OTD - N1 rocket
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1969: The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket (similar to the one seen here on its way to the launch tower) explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.

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