History Blog

August 7

Happy Birthday RIP Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer (1927–1959) Mary “Billie” Burke(1884–1970) ; John Glover Jr–76 Wayne Knight–65 Paul Bruce Dickinson–62 David Duchovny–60 Michael Shannon–46 Charlize Theron–45 Eric Johnson–41 Randy Wayne Frederick–39 ; 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