January 03

This Day in History

1870

Western Australia adopts first official state flag

The state flag of Western Australia today is almost identical to the first flag of the state adopted back in 1870, except for one small difference – the direction of its Black Swan emblem. The native … (more...)

1868

Meiji Restoration in Japan

In an event that heralds the birth of modern Japan, patriotic samurai from Japan's outlying domains join with anti-shogunate nobles in restoring the emperor to power after 700 years. The impetus for … (more...)