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On This Day: August 14

1864 - (Civil War) Expedition begins in Georgia

The 1st Wisconsin Cavalry was among the Union forces beginning an expedition to Jasper, Georgia.

1935 - Social Security Act Signed Into Law

On this date the Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt. The act, originally proposed to Congress under the name "Economic Security Bill" was drafted by the Committee on Economic Security, whose Executive Staff Director was Edwin E. Witte, economics professor at the University of Wisconsin and prominent social insurance expert. [Source: Social Security Online] User submitted entry!