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 - Brian Jones
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1969: Former Rolling Stones member Brian Jones is found dead in his home's swimming pool in Hartfield, Sussex, England. Jones was a founding member of the Rolling Stones, but had been asked to leave the band less than a month before his death at age 27.

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