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 - Brigham Young
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By Charles William Carter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1877: Western settler Brigham Young, who founded Salt Lake City, Utah, as the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix at the age of 76 in Salt Lake City.

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