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This Day in History for August 7 – Purple Heart Created and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1782 – George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle; it is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart (More info)

1789 – The United States War Department, which later becomes the Department of Defense, is established (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — August 7

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 7:

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This Day in Sports History — August 6

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 6:

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This Day in History for August 5 – ‘American Bandstand’ Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info)

1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid in New York Harbor (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — August 5

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 5:

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This Day in History for August 3 – Calvin Coolidge Takes Office and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

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This Day in History for July 18 – ‘Mein Kampf’ Published and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

64 – A great fire begins that ultimately destroys most of Rome (More info)

1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, ‘Mein Kampf’ (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — July 18

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 18:

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