Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fact of the Day: Fifteen Stripes

In 1795 after Vermont and Kentucky joined the Union, the United States flag had both fifteen stars and fifteen stripes as well. Afterwards Congress set that the flag would always have just thirteen stripes in honor of the original colonies. 

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  2. I'm a trivia maven, Adam, but you bested me again!

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  3. I don't why, but Americas flag is my favourite flag.

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  4. I didn't know it, thanks for sharing! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  5. I remember learning this in school, but I hadn't thought about it in a while!

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  6. Yeah, gotta draw the line somewhere, so to speak.

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  7. Never knew where the stripes came from

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  8. This was a good idea. It's hard to imagine a flag today with fifty stripes.

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  9. interesting. I know all the stars didn't come at once.

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  10. I never knew that. Something new learned today.

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