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 - Temple Grandin
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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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