August 1782 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Aug 7 George Washington creates the Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army
  • Aug 14 Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 10 Charles Napier, soldier, born in London, England
  • Aug 15 Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 18 Romantic Age poet and artist William Blake (24) marries Catherine Boucher, 5 years his junior, in St. Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake

Deaths in History

  • Aug 29 Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral drowns (b. 1718)