August 14th-This Day In History

August 14 is the 226th day of the year There are 139 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

+ 1935 – Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.

+ 1936 – Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last known public execution in the United States.

+ 1967 – UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.

+ 1975 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.

+ 2015 – The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba–United States relations were broken off.

( Births )

+ 1851 – Doc Holliday, American dentist and gambler (d. 1887)

+ 1941 – David Crosby, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

+ 1941 – Connie Smith, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

+ 1945 – Steve Martin, American actor, comedian, musician, producer, and screenwriter

+ 1959 – Magic Johnson, American basketball player and coach

+ 1966 – Halle Berry, American model, actress, and producer, Miss World United States 1986

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