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August 7 ~ National Purple Heart Day


Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7th each year and is a time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the nearly 1.8 million Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and War on Terror fighters who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

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August 6, 1945 ~ Truman Drops the A-bomb on Hiroshima

President Harry S. Truman faced a decision of unprecedented gravity.

Any attempt to invade the Japanese home islands would result in horrific American casualties.

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August 5, 1957 ~ American Bandstand Premiers on ABC

August 5, 1957 – Dick Clark and his American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the hip music and popular dances of the teenage “baby-boomers” went national on August 5, 1957 beginning its 30-year run on ABC.

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August 3, 1914 ~ Germany Kick-starts the Great War


World War I, also known as the great war and “The war to end all wars” began as a regional crisis following the assassination of Austro-Hungarian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914.

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