A major Civil War battle ends, America gains a new state, Jim Morrison overdoses, and summer blockbusters dominate theaters, all on this day.
1996: "Independence Day" opens in theaters, making a movie star out of Will Smith and topping the box office charts for four-straight weeks.
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