Ecuador adopts a new national flag

The republic of Ecuador adopted its new flag on this date at the order of Gabriel Garcia Moreno, new Supreme Chief of Government after the recent civil war.  Until that time the flag had been mostly white with seven stars representing Ecuador's provinces and the change reflected the republic's historical antecedents as a part of "Gran Colombia" following independence from Spain.  This design remains the national flag today. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Edward S. Holden, Our Country's Flag and the Flags of Foreign Countries (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1902), 145 
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