Today In History For July 13th, 2012

Today In History For July 13th, 2012


“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)”

With MANY THANKS To Both AP And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

 

Anger at military conscription during the Amer...
Anger at military conscription during the American Civil War led to the New York Draft Riots of 1863, one of the worst incidents of civil unrest in American history. The city’s Irish and Excelsior brigades were among the five Union brigades with the most combat dead. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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