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 - zipper
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1893: U.S. patent No. 504,038 is issued to Whitcomb L. Judson for a "Zipper Clasp Locker or Unlocker for Shoes." Although he wasn't the first to patent a zipper-like device, he was the first to market it and is therefore often credited with inventing the zipper.

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