Monday, August 14, 2017
History for August 14 - On-This-Day.com:
Dash Crofts 1940 - Singer (Seals and Crofts), David Crosby 1941 - Singer, musician (Crosby, Stills and Nash), Steve Martin 1945 - Actor comedian
Gary Larson 1950 - Creator of "The Far Side", Earvin "Magic" Johnson 1959 - Basketball player, Tim Tebow 1987 - Football player
1805 - A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tunis was signed on board the USS Constitution.
1896 - Gold was discovered in Canada's Yukon Territory. Within the next year more than 30,000 people rushed to the area to look for gold.
1900 - An international force, consisting of eight nations, lifted the siege of Peking. It was the end to the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreigners.
1919 - About 1 million tons of ice and rock broke off of a glacier near Mont Blanc, France. Nine people were killed in the incident.
1935 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. The act created unemployment insurance and pension plans for the elderly.
1945 - It was announced by U.S. President Truman that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War II.
1947 - Pakistan became independent from British rule.
1953 - The whiffle ball was invented.