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 - Ishi
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Online Archive of California [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1911: Ishi, widely acclaimed in his time as the "last wild Indian" in America to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California after the deaths of his mother and last relatives. The last member of the Yahi, Ishi had spent most of his life in hiding with his tribe members in the Sierra wilderness. After reading about him, professors from the University of California, Berkeley, brought him to San Francisco both for study and for his protection. He lived there until his death in 1916.

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