This Day In History: August 7

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The Kon Tiki sails to Polynesia, George Washington founded the Order of Purple Heart, a tightrope is between the World Trade Center Towers, and Joe Lieberman is Al Gore's Vice President candidate in This Day in History video. The date is August 7th. Frenchman, Philippe Petit, walks the tightrope between the Twin Towers and Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl reaches Polynesia.