American Revolutionary War
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: '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.