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Rising up in Arizona, I used to be taught that our state was the final one admitted to the union. That modified in 1959 when Alaska and Hawaii turned states. So it was considerably jarring for me to learn the “Right this moment in Historical past” part on July 4 that on this date “In 1912, the 48-star American flag, recognizing New Mexico statehood, was adopted.”
It’s factually true that New Mexico turned a state on Jan. 6, 1912, and beforehand the American flag had solely 46 stars. Thus, the brand new flag did characterize the inclusion of New Mexico as a state. However what about Arizona? That state was admitted on Feb. 14, 1912. Arizona has a greater case to be made that it’s represented by the forty eighth star, leaving New Mexico with quantity 47.
Does it actually matter? No. However details do. Let’s be extra exact and say the brand new 1912 flag represented each New Mexico and Arizona.
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