August 14:


August 14: Social Security Act

The Social Security system has remained relatively unchanged since 1935.

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Social Security Act, which guaranteed an income for the unemployed and retirees.

Although it was initially created to combat unemployment, Social Security now functions primarily as a safety net for retirees and the disabled, and provides death benefits to taxpayer dependents.



Left-handed Presidents (since 1929) include:

Herbert Hoover

Harry S. Truman

Gerald Ford

Ronald Reagan

George H. W. Bush

Bill Clinton

Barack Obama