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On this day: July 3

POSTED: 5:23 PM Jun 27 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 03 2015

A major Civil War battle ends, America gains a new state, Jim Morrison overdoses, and summer blockbusters dominate theaters, all on this day.

OTD July 3 - Mohamed Morsi
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2013: President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is overthrown by the military and placed under house arrest following four days of protests all over the country calling for his resignation. A coalition led by the Egyptian army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared Adly Mansour, the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, as the country's interim president.

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