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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.

OTD July 3 - Kurtwood Smith
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1943: Actor Kurtwood Smith, best known for the sitcom "That '70s Show" and for movies such as "Robocop" and "Dead Poets Society," is born in New Lisbon, Wis.

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