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Hough Riots Anniversary

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 3:18 PM

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Forty years ago Tuesday, the Midwest was also suffering through a hot day. Chicago's mayor had sprinklers put out in the streets. NASA Launched Gemini 10 with astronauts Michael Collins and John Young. And on that Monday evening, Rocky Colavito helped the Cleveland Indians beat the California Angels at Cleveland Stadium 6 to 1. Only 7,000 fans showed up at the game but they could probably see smoke rising over the city as they went home. Much of the Hough neighborhood was in flames in Cleveland's first race riot. ideastream's Mark Urycki reports.

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