Celebrating Hawaii’s Statehood

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”’Proclamation from the governor’s office.”’

On August 21, 1959 Hawai`i became the 50th state.

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History shows that in 1849, King Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III made the initial attempt on behalf of the people of Hawai`i to achieve full statehood. By 1919, Territorial Delegate Prince Jonah Kuhi`o Kalaniana`ole introduced the first of 33 bills to Congress regarding Hawai`i

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