Aloha and Mahalo to Hawaii’s 50 Years of Statehood

I’ll be the first to admit that I was never 100 percent sure how many States the U.S. actually had. I always knew it was somewhere around the late 40’s to 50, but I wasn’t sure, so I usually kept quiet and thought to myself “was it 49? 50?”  Well, I’m happy and proud to announce that as of today, I will never forget that nice and round, 2-digit number. Because today marks the 50th anniversary of Hawaii officially becoming the 50th State of the United States of America. That’s right, on August 21st, 1959, the beautiful Islands of Hawaii (all 19 of them) were admitted to the Union when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the proclamation.

Fun Fact Friday:
Did you know that Hawaii was once called “Sandwich Islands.” Captain James Cook discovered the Islands back in 1778 and named them after his sponsor the 4th Earl of Sandwich.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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