'Katrina' Strikes 14 Years ago Today

Today in 1758, New Jersey Legislature formed the first Indian reservation.

Today in 1831, Michael Faraday demonstrated the first electric transformer.

Today in 1898 ,Frank Seiberling founded the Goodyear tire company in Akron, Ohi

Today in 1944,15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis.

Today in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) ended a 24-hour filibuster against The Civil Rights Act of 1957.

Today in 1965, "Gemini Five," carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete") Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic after eight days in space.

Today in 1967, Americans were glued to their TV sets to watch the last episode of “The Fugitive.”It was the largest TV audience in history, until that record was broken by the “Who Killed J.R.?” episode of “Dallas.”

Today in 1968, Arthur Ashe became the first African American to win the US singles championship.

Today in 1977, Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. Ty Cobb held the record he beat for 49 years.

Today in 2002, Michael Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy,was given 20 years to life in prison for the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley. In 2013,he was granted a new trial and released from prison. In May 2018, his conviction was vacated.

Today in 2005, Hurricane Katrina officially made landfall. The category 3 hurricane devastated much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle – killing more than 1,836 and causing over $115-billion in damage.

Today in 2012, Banana Spider venom was found to be effective in relieving erectile dysfunction.

Today in 2017, President Donald Trump visited flood ravaged Texans, the National Weather Service confirmed that Hurricane Harvey set a rainfall record(51.88-inches in Cedar Bayou) from a tropical cyclone in continental US. 

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