Friday, July 13, 2012

13th of July

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.

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