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 U.S. 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)

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 concerts take place and are broadcast around the world (More info)

2011 – Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130 (More info)

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