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Mark Benton, of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, helps to rescue three month old Ishmael Sullivan from a school rooftop after he and his mother were trapped with dozens of others in high water after Hurricane Katrina August 30, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Photo: Mario Tama

Mark Benton, of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, helps to rescue three month old Ishmael Sullivan from a school rooftop after he and his mother were trapped with dozens of others in high water after Hurricane Katrina August 30, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Photo: Mario Tama

August 30, 1979: Actress Jean Seberg dies of a barbiturate overdose in Paris.  She starred in 34 films including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Breathless, Lilith, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, and Airport.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Seberg
Photo: Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in a scene from Jean-Luc Godard’s film À Bout de Souffle (Breathless). 1960

August 30, 1979: Actress Jean Seberg dies of a barbiturate overdose in Paris.  She starred in 34 films including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Breathless, Lilith, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, and Airport.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Seberg

Photo: Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in a scene from Jean-Luc Godard’s film À Bout de Souffle (Breathless). 1960

August 29, 1965: America’s 11th manned spaceflight, Gemini V, returns to Earth after 7 days, 22 hours, and 55 minutes.  It was also the first time an American manned space mission held the world record for duration, set on August 26, 1965, by breaking the Soviet Union’s previous record set by Vostok 5.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_5
Photo: Astronaut L Gordon Cooper, Jr, command pilot of the Gemini V spacecraft, is hoisted into a recovery helicopter  (SSLP/Getty)

August 29, 1965: America’s 11th manned spaceflight, Gemini V, returns to Earth after 7 days, 22 hours, and 55 minutes.  It was also the first time an American manned space mission held the world record for duration, set on August 26, 1965, by breaking the Soviet Union’s previous record set by Vostok 5.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_5

Photo: Astronaut L Gordon Cooper, Jr, command pilot of the Gemini V spacecraft, is hoisted into a recovery helicopter  (SSLP/Getty)

August 29, 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.
Photo: High winds batter the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans (Chris Graythen)

August 29, 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.

Photo: High winds batter the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans (Chris Graythen)

Promotional vehicle for Outspan South African organges - England, August 1973
Photo: Graham French/BIPs/Getty

Promotional vehicle for Outspan South African organges - England, August 1973

Photo: Graham French/BIPs/Getty

August 27, 1969: Medium Cool, directed by famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler is released.
The film stars Robert Forster as a TV news reporter who finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention. It was noted for Wexler’s use of cinema vérité-style documentary filmmaking techniques, as well as for combining fictional and non-fictional content.
In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. (wikipedia.org)
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_Cool
Photo: Haskell Wexler/Paramount Pictures Corp.

August 27, 1969: Medium Cool, directed by famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler is released.

The film stars Robert Forster as a TV news reporter who finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention. It was noted for Wexler’s use of cinema vérité-style documentary filmmaking techniques, as well as for combining fictional and non-fictional content.

In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. (wikipedia.org)

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_Cool

Photo: Haskell Wexler/Paramount Pictures Corp.

Liberation of Paris: General Leclerc’s 2nd Armored Division passes through the Arc du Triomphe, August 26, 1944
Photo: Jack Downey, U.S. Office of War Information / Library of Congress

Liberation of Paris: General Leclerc’s 2nd Armored Division passes through the Arc du Triomphe, August 26, 1944

Photo: Jack Downey, U.S. Office of War Information / Library of Congress

Paul Newman and playwright Arthur Miller (back left) attend the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. August, 1968
Photo:  Lee Balterman/Time/Life Pictures

Paul Newman and playwright Arthur Miller (back left) attend the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. August, 1968

Photo:  Lee Balterman/Time/Life Pictures

Democratic National Convention
Chicago, August 1968
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Democratic National Convention

Chicago, August 1968

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

August 26, 1968: The Democratic National Convention begins in Chicago, as thousands of antiwar demonstrators take to the streets to protest the Vietnam war, and its support by the top democratic nominee, Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
During the four-day convention, the most violent in U.S. history, police and National Guardsmen clashed with protesters outside the International Amphitheater, and hundreds of people, including innocent bystanders, were beaten by the Chicago police.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/democratic-convention-besieged-by-protesters

August 26, 1968: The Democratic National Convention begins in Chicago, as thousands of antiwar demonstrators take to the streets to protest the Vietnam war, and its support by the top democratic nominee, Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

During the four-day convention, the most violent in U.S. history, police and National Guardsmen clashed with protesters outside the International Amphitheater, and hundreds of people, including innocent bystanders, were beaten by the Chicago police.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/democratic-convention-besieged-by-protesters