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July 13


1908   For the first time in the modern Olympics, women compete.

1923   The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated. It originally reads Hollywoodland "" but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949."

1930   The first FIFA World Cup begins in Uruguay.

1977   The New York City Blackout of 1977 lasts for 25 hours

Famous Birthdays:

100 BC   Julius Caesar (Roman leader)

1940   Patrick Stewart (Actor played Captain Picard on Star Trek)

1942   Harrison Ford (Actor)

1944   Erno Rubik (Invented the Rubik's Cube)

1957   Cameron Crowe (Director)

1963   Spud Webb (Basketball player)

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