Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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Today is Independence Day in Nauru. It is also the Memorial of St John Bosco.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Monday, January 30, 2006

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Today is Women Peerage Day in England. It is also the birthday of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

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Today is the Birthday of Thomas Paine and of President William McKinley. It is also Holmens H├Žderstegn in Denmark; and Statehood Day in Kansas.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

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Today is Democracy in Rwanda. It is also the Feast of St. Valerius and of St. Charlemagne, and the Memorial of St. Thomas Acquinas.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Friday, January 27, 2006

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Today is Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism in Germany (half staff). It is also Flag Day in Indonesia; St. Devote's Day in Monaco; and the Feast of St. Julian. In addition, it is the birthday of the National Geographic Society (1888).

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross; National Geographic Society flag courtesy of FOTW.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

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Today is Australia Day. It is also Republic Day in India; Secession Day in Louisiana; Statehood Day in Michigan; and Robert Burn's Birthday in Scotland.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

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Today is Flag Day in the Republic of Korea; and 2nd Republic Day in Uganda. It is also the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

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Today is the birthday of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.

Animated flag provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

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Yesterday was Flag Day in Belgium; and Burning of the Bounty Day on Pitcairn Island.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

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Today is Ukraine Day. It is also Discovery Day on St. Vincent.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

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Today is the Birthday of Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and of US Vice President/CS General/CS Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge. It is also the feast of Nuestra Senora de Altagracia, the patron saint of the Domincan Republic; Flag Day in Quebec; and the Memorial of St Agnes.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Friday, January 20, 2006

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Today is the 25th anniversary of the beginning of Ronald Reagan's presidency. It is also National Heroes Day in Cape Verde; Grandmothers Day in Bulgaria; and Army Day in Laos, Lesotho, and Mali.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Flag ban challenged in Maryville, Tenn.

It seems that, at William Blount High School, student's aren't even allowed to have a copy of the Knoxville News-Sentinel if it contains a picture of a Confederate flag!

A new star on Venezuela's flag

"Legislation has been easily approved by Venezuela's National Assembly to modify the nation's Flag, Crest & National Anthem Law to add an eighth star in the middle blue field..."

"The added star is in recognition of the historic, economic and political role of the Guayana region in the birth of the Venezuelan nation and completes a thwarted decree issued by the Liberator Simon Bolivar in November 20, 1817 to add the star."

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Today is Robert E. Lee's Birthday. It is also Georgia Secession Day; and Confederate Heroes Day in Texas. (For you poetry lovers, today is also Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. Poe was born in 1809, two years after Lee was born.)


Yesterday was Flag Day in Honduras; and Revolution Day in Tunisia.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Monday, January 16, 2006

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Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States; and Lee/Jackson Day in Virginia.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

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Today is Esquipulas in Guatemala; Adults Day in Japan; Arbor Day in Jordan; and Teachers' Day in Venezuela.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

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Today is New Years Day on the Julian Calendar (still observed in parts of Russia). It was today in 1918 that Finland and the USSR made the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Today is also Ratification Day in Maryland.

Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.