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On this day: July 5

Published On: Jun 27 2012 04:38:31 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 05 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.

OTD July 5 - Battle of Osan
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Sgt. Charles R. Turnbull, U.S. Army

1950: The Battle of Osan, the first clash between American and North Korean forces during the Korean War, takes place. At right is Pfc. Kenneth Shadrick, who was killed by enemy fire a few moments after this photo was taken, thus becoming the first United States soldier to die in the Korean campaign.

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