On this day: July 3

Published On: Jun 27 2012 04:23:19 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 03 2016 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 - Back to the Future
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Universal Studios

1985: "Back to the Future" premieres in theaters. The movie would go on to dominate the box office the rest of the summer, staying at No. 1 for 10 of the next 11 weeks.

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