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Today In History: January 13

Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 11: Illustration of the American flag adopted in 1794 featuring 15 stars and 15 stripes, 1794.

1794: American flag adds 2 stripes and 2 stars

George Washington authorizes two stripes and two stars to the American flag after the inclusion of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union, making it the only American flag to have more than 13 stripes.

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