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Born on this Day in History: August 29, 1920 - Charlie "Bird" Parker took up the alto saxophone at age 13. He soon quit school to play at Kansas City clubs. When he teamed up with trumpeter Dizzie Gillespie, they developed a new sound called "bebop."
On this Day in History: August 29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane. 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.