History Blog

August 7

Happy Birthday RIP Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer (1927–1959) Mary “Billie” Burke(1884–1970) ; John Glover Jr–73 Wayne Knight–63 Paul Bruce Dickinson–59 David Duchovny–57 Charlize Theron–42 Eric Johnson–38 Randy Wayne Frederick–36 ; 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