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Flag of the United States - Declaration of Independence

Time: Thursday Jul 4, 1776

Place: U.S.

Details: At the time of the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, the Continental Congress would not legally adopt flags with "stars, white in a blue field" for another year. The flag contemporaneously known as "the Continental Colors" has historically been referred to as the first national flag.



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Thursday Jun 15, 1775 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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George Washington-Congress imposed an excise tax on distilled spirits to help curtail the national debt
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George Washington-Militia Act of 1792
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George Washington-Washington sworn into office by Associate Justice William Cushing
Monday Mar 4, 1793 - Congress Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Flag of the United States-Secretary of the Board of War Richard Peters expressed concern
Monday May 10, 1779 - U.S.

On This Day - 4 July

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July 1776

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George Washington-The British forces began arriving on Staten Island
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Sunday Jul 21, 1776 - Salzburg, Austria


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George Washington-Congress allowed free blacks to serve in the militia
Wednesday Jan 17, 1776 - U.S.
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George Washington-The Continental Army reduced by half to 9,600 men
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Sunday Mar 10, 1776 - Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Coverture-Abigail Adams
Mar, 1776 - U.S.
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George Washington-9,000 British troops and Loyalists began a chaotic ten-day evacuation of Boston
Monday Mar 18, 1776 - Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.