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)

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.Kerry: Cuba's future is for Cubans to shapeVideo2015: The U.S. Embassy in Cuba reopens after being closed for 54 years.

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