On this day, Aug. 14 …
1945: President Harry S. Truman announces that Imperial Japan surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.
Also on this day:
President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Bill in Washington on Aug. 14, 1935. (AP Photo)
1935: The Social Security Act becomes law. 1947: Pakistan becomes independent of British rule.1997: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death.1980: Actress-model Dorothy Stratten, 20, is shot to death by her estranged husband and manager, Paul Snider, who then kills himself.2003: A huge blackout hits the northeastern United States and part of Canada; 50 million people lose power.2008: President George W. Bush signs consumer-safety legislation that bans lead from children’s toys, imposing the toughest standard in the world.Video2015: The U.S. Embassy in Cuba reopens after being closed for 54 years.