Aug. 26, 1794: President George Washington told Virginia Gov. Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee that he would subdue the "Whiskey Rebellion." Farmers were mad that grain used for whiskey was being taxed; Washington feared they could "shake the government to its foundation." Washington became the only sitting President to lead troops into battle; the farmers dispersed at the last minute, averting bloodshed.
Aug. 26, 1920: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was formally adopted, granting women the right to vote.
Aug. 26, 1987: President Reagan proclaimed September 11 as 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day.
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