Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.
2005: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin orders everyone in the city to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Katrina. The city established several "refuges of last resort" for citizens who could not leave the city, including the Louisiana Superdome (pictured). The hurricane would make landfall in southeast Louisiana a day later.
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