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HISTORIC EVENT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1935

On This Day: Social Security Act Signed Into Law

 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act on
August 14, 1935. Press photographers snapped pictures as FDR (above)
flanked by ranking members of Congress, signed into law the historic act,
which guaranteed an income for the unemployed and retirees. FDR
commended Congress for what he considered to be a “patriotic” act.

 

Roosevelt had taken the helm of the country in 1932 in the midst of the
Great Depression, the nation’s worst economic crisis. The Social Security
Act (SSA) was in keeping with his other “New Deal” programs, including
the establishment of the Works Progress Administration and the
Civilian Conservation Corps, which attempted to hoist America out of the Great
Depression by
putting Americans back to work.

 

Social Security History


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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How Son of Sam Changed America - Rolling Stone
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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1974

The Oregonian. 1974 - 08 - 09. NIXON RESIGNS PRESIDENCY issue ...

In an evening televised address on August 8, 1974, President Richard M.
Nixon
announces his intention to become the first president in American
history to resign. With
impeachment proceedings underway against him
for his involvement in the
Watergate affair, Nixon was finally bowing to
pressure from the public and Congress to leave the
White House.

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NOMINATION ON THIS DAY IN 1912

Progressive Party

Theodore Roosevelt was nominated for the presidency by the
Progressive Party, a group of Republicans dissatisfied with
the re-nomination of President
William Howard Taft. Also known
as the Bull Moose Party, the Progressive platform called for the
direct election of U.S. senators, woman suffrage, reduction of
the tariff and many social reforms. Roosevelt, who served as
the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909,
embarked on a vigorous campaign as the party’s presidential
candidate. A key point of his platform was the “Square Deal”
—Roosevelt’s concept of a society based on fair business
competition and increased welfare for needy Americans.

 

The Bull Moose-Progressive Party | CK-12 Foundation
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (
October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

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CREW SAVED BY JFK ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, right, and his PT-109 crew are shown somewhere in the South Pacific, July 1943.

On August 1, 1943, a Japanese destroyer rams an American PT (patrol
torpedo) boat, No. 109, slicing it in two. The destruction is so massive
other American PT boats in the area assume the crew is dead. Two
crewmen were, in fact, killed, but 11 survived, including Lt.
John F.
Kennedy
. His actions made him a war hero.

 

How JFK Earned Two Medals in World War II - HISTORY

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