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.

Birthdays:
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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