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On This Day – 14th August

Posted on: Fri 14 Aug 2020

On this day in history;

In 1945, an official announcement of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the Allies was made public to the world, spawning the famous photograph of two people kissing in Times Square.

In 2003, a major outage knocked out power across the eastern United States and parts of Canada. In New York City alone, the estimated cost of the blackout was more than $500 million.

In 1995, English rock band Oasis released their second single “Roll With it” aiming to beat Blur’s “Country House” on the charts, sparking what came to be known as “The Battle of Britpop”.

Breakfast producer, Soph Landau, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate on these events in history.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Produced by Soph Landau


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