Social Security Act signed

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, creating unemployment insurance, pension plans for the elderly and "Aid to Dependent Children" (now Aid to Families with Dependent Children - AFDC).

Learn more about the origins of social security and view a photo of President Roosevelt signing the legislation.

Marine Broadcasting Offences Act takes effect in UK

On August 14, 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act went into effect in the UK. The Act barred British citizens from participating in so-called "pirate radio" stations that broadcast from outside UK territory.

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