August 14

1900

International forces entered Beijing, China, in an effort to suppress the antiforeign uprising known as the Boxer Rebellion.

1935

The Social Security Act became law.

1945

Japan surrendered to the United States, ending World War II.

1947

Pakistan became independent of British rule.

1951

Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst died in Beverly Hills, California.

1995

Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet at the Citadel, the state military college of South Carolina.

1997

Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.

2003

The largest blackout in North American history hit the northeast.

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