History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.
1950: The Battle of Osan, the first clash between American and North Korean forces during the Korean War, takes place. At right is Pfc. Kenneth Shadrick, who was killed by enemy fire a few moments after this photo was taken, thus becoming the first United States soldier to die in the Korean campaign.
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