July 3, 1988 – “Back to the Future” released, features 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

July 3, 1988 – “Back to the Future” released, features 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

On this day in 1985, the blockbuster action-comedy “Back to the Future”–in which John DeLorean’s iconic concept car is memorably transformed into a time-travel device–is released in theaters across the United States.

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July 3, 1969 – Brian Jones and Jim Morrison die, two years apart to the day

July 3, 1969 – Brian Jones and Jim Morrison die, two years apart to the day

Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones is found dead of an apparent accidental drowning on this day in 1969. Two years later to the day, in 1971, Jim Morrison dies of heart failure in a Paris bathtub.

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July 3, 1937 – Duke of Windsor weds

July 3, 1937 – Duke of Windsor weds

In France, the duke of Windsor–formerly King Edward VIII of Great Britain and Northern Ireland–marries Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee for whom he abdicated the British throne in December 1936.

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