In May of 1776, Betsy Ross sewed the first American Flag, which had thirteen stripes and thirteen stars.
1795: fifteen stripes and fifteen stars.
1818: thirteen stripes and one star for each state.
June 24, 1912 - established proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward.
January 3, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.
August 21, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered horizontally and eleven rows of stars staggered vertically.
And now history on the Fourth of July.
1776: the Declaration of Independence is signed.
56 people signed it! To find out who, click here.
And then to find out ALL the official facts, click here.
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Enjoy the fireworks!