American History: August Anniversaries

August 7 George Washington creates the Purple Heart (1782)


August 14 FDR signs the Social Security Act (1935)


August 24 British troops set fire to the White house (1814)


August 26 100th Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote (1920)


– Artwork provided by Dr. Bonnie Scudder.

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