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.


~ by thehalobender on July 13, 2009.

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