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 - Goodyear
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Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

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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