3 July It Happened Today
1608 Quebec is founded by French explorer Samuel de Champlain.
1863 The Confederate forces are defeated by Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg.
1883 Birth of Czech poet and novelist Franz Kafka.
1962 Birth of American actor Tom Cruise.
1969 Brian Jones, member of The Rolling Stones, is found drowned in a swimming pool.
1971 Death of American musician and songwriter Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors.
1987 Former SS commander in Lyons during WWII, Klaus Barbie, also known as the “Butcher of Lyons”, is found guilty of crimes against humanity.