A Week in History: Hurricane Katrina, Thurgood Marshall, and World War II

Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the Gulf Coast and Japanese forces surrender in World War II.

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A look back at the week in history

Aug. 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the Gulf Coast.

Aug. 30, 1967 The Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sept. 1, 1998 A law goes into effect requiring that automakers install airbags in all new cars.

Sept. 2, 1945 Japanese forces surrender to the Allies in World War II.

Sept. 3, 1783 The Treaty of Paris is signed to end the Revolutionary War, with Britain formally accepting the independence of the American colonies.