It is the 194th day of the year, with only 171 days remaining until the new year.
1863 - In New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting, which will later be regarded as the worst in U.S. history.
1923 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles, It originally reads "Hollywoodland" but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
1985 - The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London an Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow.
1990 - An earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan, when an avalanche kills 43 climbers in Camp I on Pik Lenina, Tajikistan.