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Today in History – Hurricane Katrina Hits!

TODAY IN HISTORY – 8/29:

1958 - Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs
1964 - Walt Disney‘s “Mary Poppins” released
2005 - Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $115 billion in damage.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1915 - Ingrid Bergman, Stockholm, actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), (d. 1982)
1958 - Michael Jackson, Gary Indiana, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), (d. 2009)
1964 - 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

GOODBYE TO:

29 - John the Baptist, beheaded
1976 - Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy-Family Affair), ODs at 18
1982 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Anastasia, Gaslight), dies on 67th birthday
1987 - Lee Marvin, actor (Cat Ballou, Gorky Park), dies in Tucson Ariz at 63

For more historical events that happened this date, visit: http://www.historyorb.com/day/august/29

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