On this day: August 29

Posted: 5:13 PM EDT Aug 30, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 29, 2015

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.

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2008: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John McCain introduces Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate during a rally in Dayton, Ohio.

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