A major Civil War battle ends, America gains a new state, Jim Morrison overdoses, and summer blockbusters dominate theaters, all on this day.
1981: The Associated Press runs its first story about two rare illnesses afflicting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later named AIDS.
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