September 8, 1892 (a Thursday)

Originally posted on Professor Olsen @ Large:
Southington, Connecticut school children pledge their allegiance to the flag, in May 1942. On this date, the Pledge of Allegiance was published in The Youth’s Companion, the leading family magazine and the Reader’s Digest of its day. It was written by Francis Bellamy in 1892 as a critique of…

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