This Day in History: Aug. 14


On this day, Aug. 14 …

2015: The U.S. Embassy in Cuba re-opens after being closed for 54 years. 

Also on this day:

  • 1935: The Social Security Act becomes law. 
  • 1945: Japan surrenders to the U.S., ending World War II.
  • 1947: Pakistan becomes independent of British rule.
  • 1997: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death. 

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