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On This Day - August 29, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing an estimated 1,836 people and causing over $108 billion in damage. 1825 – Kingdom of Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil. 2003 – Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf. 1958 – Michael Jackson is born. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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