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.
1786: Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens. The uprising, named for Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War and one of the rebel leaders, was ultimately unsuccessful, although scattered resistance continued until June 1787.
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