On this day: July 3

Published On: Jun 27 2012 04:23:19 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 03 2014 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.

OTD July 3 - Dave Barry
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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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