JULY 3: The Daily Flashback
1863: The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg ended after three days.
1922: The debut issue of the magazine Fruit Garden and Home (later renamed Better Homes and Gardens) was published.
1940: The comedy team of Abbott and Costello debuted on NBC radio.
1957: Ray Charles’ self-titled debut album was released.
1962: Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
1967: The Doors released their single “Light My Fire” in the U.S.
1973: At the Hammersmith Odeon in London, David Bowie performed as Ziggy Stardust for the last time,
1985: “Back to the Future,” starring Michael J. Fox as a time-traveling teenager, opened in theaters.
1995: The members of TLC filed for bankruptcy.
1854: Leos Janacek
1878: George M. Cohan
1883: Franz Kafka
1927: Ken Russell
1930: Pete Fountain
1937: Tom Stoppard
1940: Fontella Bass
1945: Michael Cole
1947: Betty Buckley
1948: Paul Barrere
1958: Aaron Tippin
1960: Vince Clarke
1970: Audra McDonald
1969: Brian Jones
1971: Jim Morrison
2007: Boots Randolph