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.

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