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Captain George Pickett begins construction of Fort Bellingham on August 26, 1856.

First National Conservation Congress opens at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition on August 26, 1909.

Tilikum Theatre opens in downtown Seattle on August 26, 1913.

Woman suffrage (19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States) becomes law on August 26, 1920.

Celebration marking the completion of the Olympic Loop Highway (U.S. 101) begins on August 26, 1931.

Fire destroys carousel and Ferris wheel near Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo on August 26, 1934.

Dance Marathon/Walkathon closes in Bellingham after 900 hours on August 26, 1935.

Skagit River Bridge north of Mount Vernon (later redesignated I-5 Skagit River Bridge) is completed on August 26, 1956.

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Otho Bell of Olympia and 20 other U.S. soldiers from the Korean War defect to China on February 24, 1954.

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