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On This Day — 3 July

Posted on: Tue 3 Jul 2018

On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg, the biggest battle of the American Civil War war, ended in victory for the Union. Both sides lost over 20,000 soldiers each. This was the nail in the coffin for General Robert E Lee of the Confederacy, and four months later Abraham Lincoln gave his famous speech: The Gettysburg Address.

In 1886, Karl Benz drove the first automobile. The Benz Patent-Motorwagon had three wheels and a rear-mounted engine that produced two-thirds of a horsepower.

Sadly, on this day in 2015, Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh was murdered by his son Cy at his home in Somerton Park. His son Cy was found not guilty due to mental incompetence at the time of the murder.

One of the most iconic films ever made, Back to the Future, was released on this day in 1985. The film starred Michael J Fox as Marty Mcfly and Christopher Lloyd as his eccentric, mad scientist mentor.

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