John’s Believe It Or Not… August 29th

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina slams into Gulf Coast. In 1533 Pizarro Executes Last Inca Emperor. In 1975 Eamon de Valera dies. In 1987 “La Bamba” is a #1 hit for Los Lobos and, posthumously, Ritchie Valens. In 1958 Michael Jackson is born.

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* 2005 Hurricane Katrina slams into Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane on this day in 2005. Despite being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. After briefly coming ashore in southern Florida on August 25 as a Category 1 hurricane, Katrina gained strength before slamming into the Gulf Coast on August 29. In addition to bringing devastation to the New Orleans area, the hurricane caused damage along the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, as well as other parts of Louisiana. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… August 29th”