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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