Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in US history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

1930 – The first World Cup soccer competition begins in Montevideo, Uruguay (More info)

1973 – Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in (More info)

1985 – The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in various venues such as London, Philadelphia, Sydney, and Moscow (More info)

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