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.
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.