August 29, 2005
Hurricane Katrina, one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the U.S., makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana.
August 31, 1997
Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in Paris after suffering massive chest injuries in an early morning car accident.
September 3, 1783
The American Revolution officially comes to an end when representatives of the U.S., Great Britain, Spain, and France sign the Treaty of Paris.