People sit on the curb amongst the confetti, tickertape and paper from the parade celebrating the end of WWII in NYC on VJ Day. August 14, 1...

People sit on the curb amongst the confetti, tickertape and paper from the parade celebrating the end of WWII in NYC on VJ Day. August 14, 1...

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Not originally published in LIFE. Times Square, August 14, 1945 — V-J Day. See more photos here.

Not originally published in LIFE. Times Square, August 14, 1945 — V-J Day. See more photos here.

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Couples dancing despite the rain from for the July 14th National Holiday ~ Paris ~ August 14, 1951

Couples dancing despite the rain from for the July 14th National Holiday ~ Paris ~ August 14, 1951

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The Nurse in the Photo:  Edith Shain, holding the iconic photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Originally published in LIFE Magazine, the photo depicts a sailor kissing Edith Shain in her nurse’s uniform, in Times Square on August 14, 1945

The Nurse in the Photo: Edith Shain, holding the iconic photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Originally published in LIFE Magazine, the photo depicts a sailor kissing Edith Shain in her nurse’s uniform, in Times Square on August 14, 1945

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On August 14, 1848, Congress created the Oregon Territory, an area encompassing present-day Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and parts of western Montana and Wyoming. Peter Burnett, a Missouri lawyer who joined an expedition to the Oregon Territory in 1843, hoped to make enough money there to repay his accumulated debt.

On August 14, 1848, Congress created the Oregon Territory, an area encompassing present-day Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and parts of western Montana and Wyoming. Peter Burnett, a Missouri lawyer who joined an expedition to the Oregon Territory in 1843, hoped to make enough money there to repay his accumulated debt.

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Nothing says romance quite like this image by LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt. / LIFE
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Sunsets at Mount Hamilton, California. August 14-17. Contributions from the Lick Observatory. 1895. Image has been widened.

Sunsets at Mount Hamilton, California. August 14-17. Contributions from the Lick Observatory. 1895. Image has been widened.

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How to Draw Ravens, Step by Step, Birds, Animals, FREE Online Drawing Tutorial, Added by makangeni, August 14, 2013, 5:04:03 am

How to Draw Ravens, Step by Step, Birds, Animals, FREE Online Drawing Tutorial, Added by makangeni, August 14, 2013, 5:04:03 am

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