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On this day: Jan. 19, 1959

America's new 49-star flag, to become official on July 4, flew briefly on the Tri-City Herald's flagpole in Kennewick this morning after Spanish-American War veteran Nels P. Nelson and Marine Recruiting Sgt. Robert Jefferson hoisted it in a preview. The flag acquired its 49th star with the recent addition of Alaska as a state.

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