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Fun Fact 442

In the period following the adoption of the American Pledge of Allegiance in 1892, it was common practice to say the pledge while doing what was called the Bellamy Salute with your right arm extended at a slightly upward angle with the palm open and fingers pointing directly ahead. When fascist movements in Europe started using a similar gesture in the build up to World War 2, the salute became problematic and in 1942 the US Congress decreed that the Pledge of Allegiance should said with the right hand over the heart.

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