Hollywood Sign Dedication On This Day in History
The Iconic Hollywood sign was officially dedicated on this day in History. Did you know that the original sign read Hollywoodland???
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)