Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!!!!!!!

Happy Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day!  And now, for some history on the American Flag.

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.

the declaration of Independence

Enjoy the fireworks! 

1 comment:

Jessie Humphries said...

Hey Shelby! You have a super cute blog. I saw you on Janette Rallison's blog as a follower and I was intrigued by a 12 year old book blogger. That's fantastic. And I was also drawn to your name. I just had a baby...and named her Shelbie (dont know why I went with the ie!). Shelbie Belle. Keep up the good work Shelby.