This Day in History: July 3

Battle of Gettysburg

1863 – Battle of Gettysburg ended. Following three days of intense fighting—casualties numbered more than 50,000—the Battle of Gettysburg ended on this day in 1863 with a victory for the Union forces and was seen as a turning point in the American Civil War.

Mohammed Morsi

2013 – Following massive demonstrations against his rule, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office by a military action.

Entebbe raid

1976 – An Israeli commando squad, led by Dan Shomron, launched a rescue of hostages held by airplane hijackers in Entebbe, Uganda.

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