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This Day in the Arts: July 13

1923:

An enormous “Hollywoodland” sign is dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles. The “land” on the end will be taken off during a 1949 renovation.

1934:

Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka is born. Considered Africa’s foremost playwright, he became the first person of African descent to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, in 1986.


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