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In 1981, Pier Six Pavilion opened in the Inner Harbor. Despite the rain, about 1,000 people came out to hear the first concert featuring Sergiu Comissiona and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with violinist Yehudi Menuhin. (William Hotz, Baltimore Sun photo)

1863: The three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., ended in a Union victory.

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1898: The Navy defeated the Spanish fleet outside the harbor of Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War.

1950: U.S. and North Korean forces clashed for the first time in the Korean War.

1986: The torch was relighted atop the renovated Statue of Liberty.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

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