In the US, only 12 of the 50 states recognize Good Friday as a holiday.3.
Anticipating a crowded field of stripes, lawmakers decided to honor each new state with a star, and leave the stripes at 13, after 1818. The colors of the Great Seal, which was created in 1785 (two years after the original flag design), were adopted from the American flag, according to U. That said, for patriotic effect, the flag may be displayed 24 hours a day as long as it's "properly illuminated" while it's dark out. Legend has it his 10-by-17-foot Old Glory withstood numerous Confederate attempts to deface it during the Civil War, and that Driver flew the flag over the Tennessee Statehouse once the war was over.Did you know these 19 facts about the Christian holiday turned commercial powerhouse? The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011.It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed an astounding 7,200 kg.2.Even though I attended the University of Arizona, which has a strong basketball program and a football team that tries really hard, I’ve never been a huge sports fan.There’s a lot to love about March Madness, though: it takes place at the beginning of spring, college spirit is in the air and schools that don’t have the most storied football reputation (ahem, Arizona) have a chance to shine.I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every damn minute of it. I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me Earth is the insane asylum for the universe. The essence of comedy is being critical, says Cleese, and that means causing offense sometimes.There have been 27 official versions of the American flag, starting with the first one in 1777 which displayed 13 stripes and 13 stars (for the 13 original colonies).When Kentucky and Vermont joined the union, the flag took on two more stars, so that from 1795 to 1818, 15 stripes and 15 stars graced the flag. flag is flown 24 hours a day, by either presidential proclamation or by law, at these locations: In 1824, a sea captain from Massachusetts named William Driver bestowed the nickname "Old Glory" on his American flag, which crowned the main mast of his ship and had been sewn for him by his mother and other female admirers.In 1922, Driver's daughter, Mary Jane Roland, presented Old Glory as a gift to President Warren G. The flag, as it flies today with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. While his teacher only awarded Heft a B- for the sewing project, President Dwight D. Thankfully, Heft's teacher made good on her promise to raise his grade in the unlikely event that his design won the contest.In July 1969, Neil Armstrong placed the first American flag on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned landing. and China have both landed unmanned spacecrafts on the moon.