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Today in history: August 26
In 1920, the 19th amendment was adopted, granting women the right to vote
An American suffragette wears a sign in 1920 proclaiming women to use their vote.
An American suffragette wears a sign in 1920 proclaiming women to use their vote. APA/Getty Images

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.

Quote of the Day

"It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business." — Herbert Hoover

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