FILE - In this Aug. 30, 1984 file picture, the space shuttle Discovery lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center on its maiden trip into space. (AP Photo)

Today in History: August 30

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2016. There are 123 days left in the year.

Sand is blown off the beach at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. late Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 as Hurricane Katrina came ashore. Hurricane Katrina dumped sheets of rain, kicked up the surf and blew strong winds ashore Thursday, toppling trees and driving sand across waterfront streets as it made landfall on the state's densely populated southeast coast.  (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

Today in History: August 29

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On Aug. 29, 1966, the Beatles concluded their fourth American tour with their last public concert, held at Candlestick Park in San Francisco…

FILE - This Aug. 25, 1992 file photo shows the water tower, a landmark in Florida City, still standing over the ruins of the Florida coastal community that was hit by the force of Hurricane Andrew. Two decades later, Homestead and Florida City have doubled in size into a demographically different community, better prepared to deal with hurricanes. (AP Photo)

Today in History: August 25

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 238th day of 2016. There are 128 days left in the year.

Palm and coconut trees snap back during  a gust as other trees litter Ocean Drive in the Art Deco section of Miami Beach, Aug. 24, 1992.  Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida with wind speeds as high as 160-mph before moving into the Gulf of Mexico Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Today in History: August 24

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 237th day of 2016. There are 129 days left in the year.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, with his wife Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and vice presidential running mate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., wave on the steps in front of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008. Obama introduced Biden as his running mate at the event. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Today in History: August 23

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On Aug. 23, 1926, legendary silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at age 31.

A New York City police car rests on its roof, Aug. 22, 1991, after being overturned by rioters in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., where a black child was struck and killed by a car driven by a Hasidic Jewish man on Monday.  Racial violence flared for a third day in the Brooklyn neighborhood where blacks and ultra-orthodox Jews have a history of uncomforable co-existence.  (AP Photo/Joe Major)

Today in History: August 22

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Today is Monday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2016. There are 131 days left in the year.

Boris Yeltsin, president of the Russian Federation, makes a speech from atop a tank in front of the Russian parliament building in Moscow, U.S.S.R., Monday, Aug. 19, 1991. Yeltsin called on the Russian people to resist the communist hard liners in the Soviet coup.  (AP Photo)

Today in History: August 19

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On Aug. 19, 1991, Soviet hard-liners stunned the world by announcing that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power. (The c…

A boat along with all manner of debris that was pushed off Interstate 45 leading to Galveston after Hurricane Alicia paid the island a visit, is shown, Aug. 18, 1983.  (AP Photo)

Today in History: August 18

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 18, the 231st day of 2016. There are 135 days left in the year.