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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Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know it!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice.

Anna-Alina said...

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

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Stephanie Faris said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew where the stripes came from

Unknown said...

Genial informaciĆ³n!!
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Margaret D said...

That's interesting for me.

stephen Hayes said...

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

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They choose the best option

Christine said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I never knew that. Something new learned today.