On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 05:13:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2014 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.

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2007: Richard Jewell, the police officer and security guard who discovered the pipe bomb used in an attack on the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Summer Olympics, dies at age 44 in Woodbury, Georgia. Jewell had been suffering from severe heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes at the time of his death. After finding three pipe bombs in a backpack at the park, he alerted police and helped evacuate the area, saving many people from injury or death. Jewell was initially hailed as a hero, but was later considered a suspect in the attack. Eventually he was completely exonerated and Eric Robert Rudolph was later found to have been the bomber.


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