On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:13:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

OTD August 29 - radio ad
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1922: The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City. The ad, actually a roughly 10-minute long talk anticipating today's radio and television infomercials, promoted an apartment development.

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