Celebrating 60 Years of Hawaii Statehood

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WAIKIKI BEACH AND DIAMOND HEAD (photo via hipho / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

The 50th State

Hawai’i, the 50th state in the union, was officially admitted to the union by President Eisenhower’s signature certifying votes by both Congress and the people of Hawai’i, on August 21, 1959. In honor of 60 years of statehood, here are a collection of facts about the nation’s only island state.

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