On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 05:13:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - John McCain
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1936: U.S. Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona and the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2008, is born on the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone.

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