Monthly Archives: August 2012

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On this day in 2006 – Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream was recovered in a raid by Norwegian police. Advertisements

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On this day in 2005 – A day after Hurricane Katrina hit, floodwaters covered 80 percent of New Orleans – rescuers in helicopters and boats picked up hundreds of stranded people.  

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On this day in 1896 – The Chinese-American dish chop suey was invented in New York City by the chef to visiting Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang.

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On this day in 2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to theFlorida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $115 billion in damage.

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On this day in 1966 – At Candlestick Park, San Francisco, the Beatles played their last live concert.

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On this day in 1996 – The troubled 15-year marriage of Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended with the issuing of a divorce decree.

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On this day in 2005 – An evacuation is ordered by New Orleans, Louisiana mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco as Hurricane Katrina moves closer to Louisiana.

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