On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, guaranteeing women citizens the right to vote, was declared to be in effect.
On August 21, 1959 the Territory of Hawaii became a state as U.S. President Eisenhower signed an order to admit it to the union.
On July 7, 1898 the Hawaiian Islands were annexed to the United States, without due process or just compensation to the Queen, by a decision of the United States Congress.
On this date in 1968, U.S.S.R. and other Warsaw Pact nations invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the ”Prague Spring” liberalization drive of Alexander Dubcek’s regime.
On this date in 1945, U.S. President Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, thus ending World War Two.