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Hawaii

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Facts and Figures
Total Area (rank) 10,932 sq mi (43rd). Population (rank) 1,404,504 (40th). Capital Honolulu. First Explored By Captain James Cook in 1778. Territorial Status Achieved 1900. Admitted to Union (rank) August 21, 1959 (50th).
Important Dates in Hawaii
Important Dates in Hawaii
1778 Captain James Cook reached Hawaii. 1795 King Kamehameha I unified Hawaii. 1894 The Republic of Hawaii was established. 1898 The United States annexed Hawaii. 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state of the Union.
Hawaii in 1958
Hawaii in 1958
Hawaii Becomes the 50th State
Hawaii Becomes the 50th State
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii Statehood Bill on March 18, 1959.
Hawaii in 1960
Hawaii in 1960
Natural disasters and political turmoil marked the year 1960 in Hawaii.
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