Learning new and interesting facts and trivia is fun pastime of mine. Here are four fascinating facts with anniversaries on July 13.
- 1923 – The now world-famous Hollywood Sign was first officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It originally read "Hollywoodland." After a 1949 renovation, the “land” was dropped from the title. The Hollywood Sign remains an iconic image of Americana.
- 1973 – Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the "Nixon tapes" to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break-in.
- 1977 – New York, New York, experiences an electrical blackout lasting more than 24 hours in some areas. Combined with the multi-day heat wave of temperatures over 100 degrees, New York City saw overheated, frustrated residents resort to fires and looting before power and order was restored.
- 1985 – The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London, England, United Kingdom and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as other venues such as Sydney, Australia and Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. Live Aid was largely coordinated by singer Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats and Midge Ure to benefit hunger relief efforts in Africa.
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