A major Civil War battle ends, America gains a new state, Jim Morrison overdoses, and summer blockbusters dominate theaters, all on this day.
1986: Singer, actor and saxophonist Rudy Vallée, one of the first modern teen idol pop stars, dies of cancer at age 84 in Los Angeles, California. The most popular of "crooner" singers, he often sang through a megaphone and became a movie star in the 1930s and '40s, appearing in movies such as "The Palm Beach Story," "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer," "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
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