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