The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History
1863 Rioting against the Civil War military draft erupted in New York City; about 1,000 people died over three days.
1967 Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, N.J.; 27 people died in four days of violence.
1977 A 25-hour blackout hit the New York City area after lightning struck upstate power lines
1985 Live Aid, a concert to raise money for Africa’s starving people, was held in London, Philadelphia, Moscow and Sydney, Australia.