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2nd Continental Congress Passes Flag Resolution

The Flag Act reads: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." When this resolution was adopted, there was no elaborate symbolism attached to the flag's colors. Meanings were later assigned in 1782, when Charles Thomson gave a report to Congress defining the new Great Seal of the US. What do the colors now represent?



Louis Vuitton

This luxury French fashion and leather goods brand and company headquartered in Paris, France, was founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. Today, the company's signature leather goods are considered a status symbol around the globe and are highly regarded in the fashion world. The company's iconic Monogram Canvas design can be considered the very first designer label in contemporary history; it was created by Vuitton's son in 1896 with the intent of preventing what?

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Alois Alzheimer

Alzheimer was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist who first identified what is today called Alzheimer's Disease. He observed the disease in a patient he saw in 1901, and he published his findings after a postmortem examination of her brain in 1906. What progress has been made in the treatment of this degenerative disease since its discovery?

Last updated on Thursday, 14th June 2007

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