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.
1898: The Goodyear tire company is founded by Frank Seiberling in Akron, Ohio. The first factory had 13 employees manufacturing bicycle and carriage tires, rubber horseshoe pads and poker chips. The company would quickly grow with the advent of the automobile.
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