On this day…
1893 France introduces motor vehicle registration, includes a driving test
1941 US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter
1945 V-J Day, Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time zone – On this day in 1945, an official announcement of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the Allies is made public to the Japanese people.
1980 Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale
2018 Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, taking 30 vehicles with it and killing 43