This Day In History – August 29

1964

Fifty years ago today, Roy Orbison released the legendary song, Oh, Pretty Woman!

1966

The Beatles played their final major/outdoor concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco!

As fate would have it, on August 14th, 2014, Paul McCartney would return to Candlestick Park

…For it’s final public event EVER! 

1991

The Supreme Soviet, the parliament of the U.S.S.R., suspended all activities of the Communist Party

This brought an end to the institution after 69 years of communist rule.

1992

Mark Chesnutt had the number one song in country music with I’ll Think Of Something 

and then lastly…

2005

Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast near New Orleans, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people and killing 1,836.

Despite Katrina being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States 

Hurricane Katrina caused $125 billion in damages

So tragic.

There are still no words.

-Tyler Jackson 

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