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 - Quebec Bridge
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By BAnQ, Fonds Fred C. Würtele [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1907: The Quebec Bridge crossing the lower Saint Lawrence River to the west of Quebec City collapses during construction, killing 75 workers and making it the world's worst bridge construction disaster.

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