Aug. 11, 2012
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Aug. 14, 1935—President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act.

Aug. 11, 1965—Rioting breaks out the Watts section of Los Angeles, sparked by what was later discovered to be a false account of police brutality during a traffic stop.

Aug. 13, 1981—President Ronald Reagan signs legislation that involves the largest tax cut in U.S. history.

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Aug. 11, 2012