Highlights of this day in history: Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born. (July 13)
QUEEN: (SINGING) All we hear is radio ga ga. Radio goo goo.
CAMILLE BOHANNON: July 13, 1985--
QUEEN: (SINGING) All we hear--
- There are hours to go in this Live Aid show in Philadelphia, and it looks as if no one's leaving early.
CAMILLE BOHANNON: Live Aid, a global rock concert to raise money for starving people in Africa, takes place in London and Philadelphia The mammoth event spawns charity music concerts in years to come from Farm Aid and Hurricane Katrina relief to Live 8 and Live Earth.
1793-- a bloody milestone during the French Revolution. Jean-Paul Marat, a revolutionary writer, is stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday. She's executed four days later.
1863-- in New York City, riots erupt against the Union's military draft during the American Civil War. Over the next three days, more than a thousand people, many of them blacks, are killed in the violence.
1977-- a power blackout leaves New York City in the dark for 25 hours after lightning strikes north of the city. As a result, looting, vandalism, and arson hit the Big Apple, already reeling from a severe financial crisis.
INDIANA JONES: Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?
CAMILLE BOHANNON: Actor Harrison Ford, best known on the silver screen as Han Solo and Indiana Jones, is born in Chicago.
Today in history, July 13. Camille Bohannon, the Associated Press.