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What Happened on August 7, 1782

Historical Events


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George Washington creates the Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

1782 Highlights

About August 7, 1782

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 238 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo