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.
1947: Doctor and activist Temple Grandin is born in Boston, Massachusetts. Grandin, an autistic woman who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock on cattle ranches and slaughterhouses, also created the "hug box," a device to calm autistic children.
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