American History

August Anniversaries

August 5
Abraham Lincoln imposes first federal income tax (1861)

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 White House (1814)

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

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