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July 13th In Pop Culture History

1787 - The Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also established procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.

1923 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It originally read "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after a renovation in 1949.

1951 - Arnold Schoenberg, famous 20th century composer, had triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13), he died on July 13th 1951.

1957 - #1 Hit July 13, 1957 - August 30, 1957: Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

1959 - #1 Hit July 13, 1959 - August 9, 1959: Paul Anka - Lonely Boy

1974 - #1 Hit July 13, 1974 - July 26, 1974: George McCrae - Rock Your Baby

1977 - New York City Blackout of 1977

1985 - #1 Hit July 13, 1985 - July 26, 1985: Duran Duran - A View to a Kill

1985 - Live Aid was broadcast from both London and Philadelphia, on MTV and in syndication

2002 - Fox News Channel became the #1 cable TV news service of the US, beating long-time champ CNN

2013 - George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

July 13, 2305 Birthday (fictional) Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation, TV

July 13th Celebrity Birthdays


Tom Kenny (1962)
Benny Benassi (1967)
Harrison Ford (1942)
Patrick Stewart (1940)
Gerald R. Ford (1913)
Cameron Crowe (1957)
Cheech Marin (1946)
Julius Caesar (100 B.C)
I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

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