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Today in History for August 10th

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Highlights of this day in history: 'Son of Sam' killer David Berkowitz caught near New York City; Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murdered by Charles Manson's cult; FDR stricken with polio; The Smithsonian Institution established. (Aug. 10)
 
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This Day in History: George Washington Creates the Purple Heart August 7, 1782 As commander in chief of the Continental Army, Washington created the "Badge for Military Merit." Made from purple silk and designed in the shape of a heart, the badge was presented to three soldiers for their service in...

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