On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:13:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2016 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 - liberation of Paris
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By Poinsett / Signal Corps [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1944: American troops march down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continues to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis during World War II.

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