Video: 'The Treaty of Paris, 1783'
(Wednesday, September 3, 1783, during the American Revolutionary War) — The Treaty of Paris was signed today at the Hotel d’York in Paris, formally ending the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America and its allies on the other.
Video: 'American President #8: Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)'
(Thursday, December 5, 1782) — Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States (1837–1841), was born today in the village of Kinderhook, New York. Van Buren was the first president born a citizen of the United States, as all previous presidents were born before the American Revolution.
Video: 'The Purple Heart Medal'
(Wednesday, August 7, 1782, during the American Revolutionary War) — The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established today by Gen. George Washington, then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, by order from his Newburgh, New York headquarters.