History Blog

August 7

Happy Birthday RIP Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer (1927–1959) Mary “Billie” Burke(1884–1970) ; John Glover Jr–74 Wayne Knight–64 Paul Bruce Dickinson–60 David Duchovny–58 Charlize Theron–43 Eric Johnson–39 Randy Wayne Frederick–37 ; 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