Today In History – July 13th

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A crew works on the stage in preparation for Saturday’s Live Aid concert in Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium, Pa., July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

1923 – The “Hollywood” sign was dedicated in Los Angeles, CA. It originally said “Hollywoodland”. The “land” was removed when the sign was renovated in 1949.
1934 – Frank Sinatra made is recording debut.
1985 – Live Aid was held simultaneously at JFK Stadium here in Philly, and Wembley Stadium in London, England. Over $70 million was raised for African Famine Relief. Phil Collins performed live at BOTH venues. He performed in London, then hopped on The Concorde and flew to Philly.

Tom Kenny (voice of Spongebob Squarepants) is 59
Jeopardy Announcer Johnny Gilbert is 97!!
Actor Patrick Stewart is 81
Actor Harrison Ford is 79

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