Today is Flag Day, which celebrates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. According to patriotic legend, Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag in 1776, but who actually designed the American flag? Although the flag is commonly attributed to Betsy Ross, Congressman Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is most likely to have designed the original flag. The American flag has since went through 28 designs. The current flag design has been in use since July 4, 1960, after Hawaii was made the 50th state.

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