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August 7th marks a mosaic of celebration and remembrance as diverse holidays converge on this summer day. From honoring the sacrifices of military personnel to appreciating historic structures and indulging in sweet treats, this date offers a moment for reflection, gratitude, and enjoyment.

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Interesting Facts of August 7th

  1. 1. George Washington established the Purple Heart medal as the Badge of Military Merit 0n August 7, 1782, an award given to soldiers wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. military.
  2. 2. August 7, 1947, marked the end of Thor Heyerdahl's 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki raft, demonstrating that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, creating contacts between separate cultures.
  3. 3. On August 7, 1960, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gained independence from France, with Félix Houphouët-Boigny becoming the first President.
  4. 4. On August 7, 1912, the Progressive Party, also known as the "Bull Moose Party," nominated former President Theodore Roosevelt as its candidate for President of the United States.