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 - Mount Washington Railroad
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1869: The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens in New Hampshire, making it the world's first mountain-climbing rack-and-pinion railway.

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