8. 1971: Anti-War Protests
In 1964, college students slowly began to protest the US’ involvement in the Vietnam War. The movement took off in 1967 with huge protests. In 1971, Vietnam vets dumped their war medals and awards in front of the US Capitol. On aApril 26, a vet adds his helmet to the pile in solidarity with the anti-war movement.
7. 2005: Hurricane Katrina
On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and killed 1,245 – 1,836 people. It was one of the 5 deadliest hurricanes in American history. In total, property damage racked up as much as $108 billion. There are still 705 people missing as a result of the hurricane.