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This Day in History for August 29 – Hurricane Katrina Strikes and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction (More info)

1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded (More info)

1914 – During World War I, The Women’s Defense Relief Corps is formed in Britain (More info)

1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco (More info)

2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the US Gulf Coast (More info)

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