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This Day in History: August 14

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1457, the oldest exactly dated book was printed, 3 years after Gutenberg invented printing.
  2. In 1893, France issues the first driving licenses, included a required test.
  3. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, creating unemployment insurance and pension plans for the elderly.
  4. In 1994, the Hubble space telescope photographs the planet Uranus with its rings.
  5. In 2003, a huge blackout hit the northeastern United States and parts of Canada. Fifty (50) million people lost power.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Arthur Dempster (physicist), Ernest Thompson Seton (founder of Boy Scouts), John Galsworthy (Nobel prize winning novelist), Steve Martin (actor), Danielle Steel (author)

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