1985 WorldWide Live Aid Concert
13th July 1985 : The Live Aid Concert was a series of rock concerts held to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia around the world in cites including London, Philadelphia, Sydney and Moscow. The concerts attracted close to 200,000 people and using satellite link-ups and television broadcasts around the world attracted an estimated 1.5 viewers in 100 countries watching the concerts performed live. The Concerts were organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and raised over $250 million .
Below are just some of the artists who provided their time and performances for free and this concert showed like nothing before or after what can be achieved when ego's and a desire to give something back by some of the most popular figures in entertainment put their efforts in.
Ashford & Simpson
B. B. King
Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Griff Rhys Jones
Hall & Oates
Kool & the Gang
Men at Work
Phil Collins London and Philadelphia
Plant Page and Jones
The Beach Boys
The Four Tops
1922 U.S.A. Rail Strike
13th July 1922 : President Harding announced that Federal Troops may be used to enforce the presidents proclamation that interference with the United States Mail Service by the rail strike will not be tolerated.
1936 U.S.A. Heatwave
13th July 1936 : The Midwestern region of the United States experienced a record shattering heat wave, destroying millions of dollars in crops and causing more than 1,000 heat-related deaths.
1943 Russia World War II Tank Battle
13th July 1943 : The biggest tank battle in history The Battle of Kursk, involving 6,000 tanks, two million men, and 5,000 aircraft, ends the German offensive of Russia.
1951 U.S.A. Flooding
13th July 1951 : Major flooding in Kansas which was caused by rivers in Kansas overflowing causing the greatest destruction from flooding in the midwestern United States 1/2 million people were left homeless and 24 people died in the disaster.
1955 England Ruth Ellis Hanged
13th July 1955 : Ruth Ellis the last woman in England to be executed is hung at Holloway Prison, thousands mass outside protesting the death penalty.
1960 U.S.A. Senator John F. Kennedy
13th July 1960 : Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention, defeating Senator Lyndon B. Johnson .
1970 U.S.A. Black Panther party
13th July 1970 : FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover named the Black Panther party the most dangerous terrorist group in existence today.
1977 U.S.A. Blackout Hits New York
13th July 1977 : A lightening strike strikes a substation on the Hudson River, tripping two circuit breakers in Westchester County, then a second lightning strike caused the loss of two 345,000 volt transmission lines causing a 25hrs blackout of the New York City area.
In some areas of New York Looting and vandalism were widespread with the hardest hit Crown Heights.
Subway services, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports are closed and the city struggles for the next 24 hours.
1978 U.S.A. Lee Iacocca
13th July 1978 : Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. after falling out with the chairman of Ford, Henry Ford II. Following the ending of his career at Ford Lee Iacocca takes over as Chrysler's Chairman where he restructured the company.
1998 U.S.A. GM Recall
13th July 1998 : GM motors is forced to recall 800,000 cars, vans and trucks due to malfunctioning airbags.
1998 Russia IMF $22bn loan
13th July 1998 : As Russia continues it's economic problems the International Monetary Fund's has agreed to give Russia a $22bn loan to help stabalise it's economy. The IMF when providing loans always place conditions with any loan and the proposed loan to Russia is no different. The conditions include.
Russia is to stop issuing short-term government bonds.
Tough new tax reforms and collection.
Strict controls on public spending.
The Duma Russias Parliament is due to vote later this week to approve the reform package which will ease market pressure to devalue the Rouble.
2000 Fiji Hostages Released By Rebels
13th July 2000 : Rebels led by leader George Speight have released 18 hostages including the former Prime Minister, Mahendra Chaudhry after eight weeks from parliament. Within hours, Ratu Josefa Iloilo was appointed president of Fiji.
2001 Internet Code Red Virus
13th July 2001 : The code red ( WORM ) virus is first seen on the Internet. The worm is designed to attack web sites running on Microsoft's IIS web server. The virus is thought to have affected over 250,000 web sites between 13th July and July 20th before a patch provided by Microsoft fixed the vulnerability and became well known for displaying the words "Hacked By Chinese!" on sites it had taken control of ( hence the name ) .
U.S.A. 2006 U.S.A. New HIV Breakthrough Approved
13th July 2006 : The Food and Drug Administration in the United States licensed the drug Atripla on this day. This treatment for HIV combined three common drugs used to treat the virus and was meant to be a once-a-day treatment. The development of this combined medication made it easier for patients to upkeep their treatment on a regular basis.
2006 Lebanon Israeli Bombing
13th July 2006 : Hezbollah fire dozens of rockets into Israel causing Israel to impose a naval blockade on Lebanon and blasted the Beirut airport and army air bases.
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U.S.A. 2007 U.S.A. David Beckham
13th July 2007 : David Beckham, former British soccer captain, and his wife Victoria, former pop star from "The Spice Girls" arrived in the United States on this day. Beckham joined the American soccer team the Los Angeles Galaxy with hopes that his star power would revitalize the sport in the United States. Find Out More About More History and Origins of Association Football including origins, growth, and the modern game.
Afghanistan 2008 Afghanistan Terrorist Atacks
13th July 2008 : On this day, twenty-one people were killed after a suicide bombing in
the province of Uruzgan in Afghanistan. Of the twenty-one who were killed seventeen
India 2009 India 29 Indian Police Attacked and Killed
13th July 2009 : Twenty-nine Indian police were killed after an ambush took place in Rajnandgaon in the state of Chhattisgarh. They were ambushed by Maoist rebels after trying to respond to a smaller attack on two officers. Over a period of twenty years, the conflict between the government and Maoist rebels had killed over 6,000 people in India.
Cuba 2012 Cuba First Cargo Ship from Miami to Cuba Lands in Havana After 50 Years
13th July, 2012 : A cargo ship carrying humanitarian aid supplies like food and medicine has traveled from Miami to Havana, Cuba for the first time in fifty years. Other similar services have operated out of different ports but only recently had the International Port Corporation obtained the special permit required to transport these services from Miami to Cuba due to the trade embargo that was placed on the country in 1962.
: Patrick left shool early and started work for a regional newspaper.
He had to quit this position after being criticised for spending too much
time at the theatre (in which he had participated from his early teens).
He went to Bristol's Old Vic Theatre School and theatre work commenced.
He was taken in to the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1966 until 1985.
He went to Hollwood in 1987 and achieved the role of Jean-Luc Picard in
Star Trek: The Next Generation. He acted in the series for nine years
and returned to theatre (although he has also taken parts in three Star
Trek motion pictures).
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