Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1966
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Other Peoples and Places
South Arabia (nationalist)
Events of 1966
February 28: After the military coup which deposed Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana reverted to its original flag.
March 13: The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) broke away from the MPLA to become the third major liberation movement fighting for Angola's independence from Portugal. Their flag would briefly be adopted by a opposition counter-government after the country became independent in 1975.
May 26: Guyana became independent from the United Kingdom. Its flag was designed by the preeminent flag scholar Whitney Smith.
September 30: Bechuanaland became independent from the United Kingdom under the name Botswana.
October 4: Lesotho became independent from the United Kingdom. Its flag depicted a traditional Basotho hat.
November 29: Upon becoming a republic, Burundi removed the royal drum from its flag.
November 30: Barbados became independent from the United Kingdom. The trident symbol was taken from the country's old colonial badge, and its staff was broken to represent a break from the past.
December 1: The Democratic Republic of the Congo modified the construction of its flag.
Sometime in 1966: Gibraltar began flying a banner of its coat of arms as an unofficial national flag. It was formally adopted in 1982.
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