A major Civil War battle ends, America gains a new state, Jim Morrison overdoses, and summer blockbusters dominate theaters, all on this day.
1947: Author and comedian Dave Barry, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005 as well as humor books and novels, is born in Armonk, New York.
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