Today in History for August 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born. (Aug. 14)

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Today in History for August 14th

(14 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born. (Aug. 14)

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Greek protesters attempt to pull down statue of Truman, clash with police over Syria strikes

Police in central Athens clashed with members of a communist student organisation on Monday as they attempted to pull down a statue of US President Harry Truman during an anti-war protest over the coordinated strikes on Syria last weekend.

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Today in History for December 26th

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A tsunami kills more than 200-thousand people is Southeast Asia; Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten to death; Winston Churchill addresses joint session of Congress; Presidents Truman and Ford die. (Dec. 26)

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Trumps watch solar eclipse at White House

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron look at the solar eclipse from the Truman balcony at the White House. Emotional sky-gazers cheered and applauded as the Sun briefly vanished behind the Moon — a rare total solar eclipse that will stretch across North America for the first time in nearly a century.