29th August

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2005 Hurricane Katrina makes landfall Hurricane Katrina makes landfall and causes the levees to overflow flooding New Orleans. 1,500 are killed.
1981 Princess Diana portrait damaged A portrait of Princess Diana hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London is damaged by vandals.
1966 Beatles perform their last concert The Beatles perform their last live concert to an audience of 25,000 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco.
1958 Michael Jackson is born Michael Jackson is born Michael Joseph Jackson
1929 Graf Zeppelin circumnavigates the world The German airship, Graf Zeppelin completes a 21 day flight around the world.
1885 Gottlieb Daimler patents the motorcycle German motor car designer and builder Gottlieb Daimler patents the first motorcycle.
1882 England loses to Australia at cricket England loses to Australia at cricket for the first time. The Sporting Times newspaper prints a cricket "obituary" referring to the Ashes of English cricket being taken back to Australia.
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