Monday, July 13, 2015

Today in History: Monday, July 13, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On July 13, 1967, race-related rioting broke out in Newark, N.J.; 27 people died in four days of violence.
 
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On this date in:
1793French revolutionary writer Jean Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday, who was executed four days later.
1863Rioting against the Civil War military draft erupted in New York City; about 1,000 people died over three days.
1923A sign consisting of 50-foot-tall letters spelling out "HOLLYWOODLAND" was dedicated in the Hollywood Hills to promote a subdivision (the last four letters were removed in 1949)
1930France beat Mexico 4-1 in the first match of soccer's inaugural World Cup tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay.
1939Frank Sinatra made his first commercial recording, "From the Bottom of My Heart" and "Melancholy Mood," with Harry James and his Orchestra for the Brunswick label.
1960John F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Los Angeles.
1977A 25-hour blackout hit the New York City area after lightning struck upstate power lines.
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1985Live Aid, a concert to raise money for Africa's starving people, was held in London, Philadelphia, Moscow and Sydney, Australia.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Patrick Stewart turns 75 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Harrison FordActor73
Roger McGuinnRock singer, musician (The Byrds)73
Didi ConnActress64
Louise MandrellSinger61
Cameron CroweDirector58
Tom KennyComedian, voice actor ("SpongeBob SquarePants"53
Actor-comedian Cheech Marin turns 69 years old today.
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