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Old Glory Gets A Little More Glorious

On Jan. 14, 1795, President George Washington approved adding two stars and two stripes to Old Glory, which was still pretty new. The new stars and stripes represented the two states that joined the union: Vermont and Kentucky. Residents of ...

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Ed Brooke Takes the Oath of Office

On Jan. 10, 1967, Ed Brooke was sworn in as the junior senator from Massachusetts, the first African-American to win popular election to the upper chamber of Congress. Brooke was then the commonwealth’s attorney general, famous for his coordination of ...

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